Tracey Black, Birds of a feather



Tracey Black documents ritualistic mark making, domestic activity and the passing of time within her works. Process and chance are of equal importance in Black’s art making; many works are based on the accumulation or accretion of marks made by daily activity. In her Birds of a feather series Black uses slivers of layered carved paint as a sculptural medium. With subtly variegated colours and textures, the works resemble feathered cloaks.

Originally from Wellington, until recently Black was a resident of Auckland where she worked as a university tutor and schoolteacher. She relocated to Melbourne, Australia in 2013 where she now lives with her husband and two children.