The ‘energetic’, ‘intuitive’ and ‘animated’ qualities of children inform these mixed media works. With aspirations to convey childhood imaginings, the artist begins by recording the activity of children as they go about creating their imaginary worlds.
Intuitive and immediate mark making as well as daily visual note taking, form the corner stone of a practice which materialises the abstract and often inaccessible world of child play.
The narrative in the work takes the viewer on a journey between the real and the imagined; childhood fantasy in the realm of the back yard.
Jacqueline Benny is a candidate in the Master of Arts program at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales.