When traumatic experiences happen, creating is sometimes the only way to make sense of them.
At the beginning of the year artist Jedda-Daisy Culley and her two children were trapped in the ravaging floods that surged through New South Wales. They were left fending for their lives after a rescue boat mission went wrong.
Jedda’s latest exhibition at Jerico Contemporary And your mother’s psychic spaghetti river is a body of work representing this terrible experience. ‘I’ve transformed this horror story into my own narrative,’ she says. ‘Which is just trying to reinvent the circumstance to be something empowering for me and my children.’
With energetic brushstrokes and a vibrant, electric palette fused, each abstract piece is a new step in the grief process. Dull and murky greys make their way into the composition, the colours of stormwater mingling with the lovely pops of pink and yellow. These moving pieces inhabit the space between danger and survival.
Due to ongoing restrictions, the exhibition is available to view online here.
And your mother’s psychic spaghetti river
Thursday 12th August – Saturday 4th September
Learn more about Jedda-Daisy Culley here.