ARTIST: Kelly Pasmalidis
MEDIUM: Photopolymer relief print
SIZE: 37 x 49.5cm (Edition 1 of 4)
ABOUT THE ARTWORK:
‘Faded’ is in response to the illegal picking of waratahs during the pandemic lockdown in Sydney. Waratahs require a lot of time and energy to grow and produce these magnificent blooms. After they were burnt in the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires it took around 18 months for the first waratahs to emerge from the ashes. The selfish taking of these blooms resulted in National Parks spray painting them blue to discourage picking. My artwork depicts these incredible, unique flowers fading from view.
Further edition numbers of these prints are available unframed.
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Kelly Pasmalidis is a Mosman-based graphic designer and artist. Kelly’s creative journey began after a degree in Environmental Science and working with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. A career change from ranger to graphic designer saw Kelly work for organisations such as the ABC and NSW Department of Education, before launching her design studio Moonfish Creative in 2007. Kelly’s artistic endeavours include printmaking, photography, digital art and sculpture. Her work is inspired by the natural environment, influenced by her childhood growing up in the Snowy Mountains. Combining photography with digital manipulation, Kelly prints her works intaglio using the photopolymer plate method. Printmaking is a natural extension of graphic design for Kelly, utilising her skills to create her own unique process and style of work. Kelly was a finalist in the Waverley Woollahra Art School 2021 Printmaking Prize and was also part of the 2021 Mosman Artists 2088 exhibition at Mosman Art Gallery.