Tracey Black, Half here, Half there
Working in aquatint, mezzotint and painting media - all modes of working which require a certain physical commitment - 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.
Originally from Wellington, until recently Black was a resident of Auckland where she worked as a university tutor and school teacher. She relocated to Melbourne, Australia in 2013 where she now lives with her husband and two children. In her Half here, Half there series, Black has stencilled forms in vibrant, contrasting colours to represent flora from either side of the Tasman sea.