jillian green

black stone white stone

21 may - 19 june 2010

In late 2007 Jillian Green travelled to Spain and walked the famous pilgrimage route The Camino de Santiago [The Way of Saint James].

This valuable research expedition was funded by a Department of Culture and the Arts Project Development Grant. During the long walk Jillian studied the architecture of the region, including the monasteries, churches and cathedrals, the decorative tiles and geometric design details. Her pilgrimage, the observation of repetitive patterns and decorative glass and tiles, the art of walking in quietude, and the seductive contemplative nature of painting are all interrelated. Jillian divides the surface of each painting into small tile-like grids, and some works are comprised of several small paintings. The resulting exquisite paintings glow with colour and intricate meditative patterns, often also incorporating the outline forms of buildings.

The title of the exhibition, Black stone white stone, is from a Tibetan Buddhist practice where a monk would carry two small pouches one containing black and white stones the other empty. During the day when aware of a non-virtuous action, of body, speech or mind, he would take a black stone and put it into the empty pouch. When aware of a virtuous action he would place a white stone into the once empty pouch. At the end of the day he would count the stones rejoice at his virtuous deeds and regret, therefore purifying, his non-virtuous deeds.

Jillianís work has been continuously inspired by religious art, architecture and the contemplative practices of religion, particularly those of Christianity that originated in the Middle Ages. She graduated from Edith Cowan University in 2001 and went on to study Theology and Philosophy at Notre Dame University. Her artworks can be found in the collections of New Norcia, Royal Perth Hospital, King Edward Hospital, Murdoch University, The Cruthers Collection at UWA, Edith Cowan University and several others.

 

Artist Statement...

There is a Tibetan Buddhist practice where a monk would carry two small pouches one containing black and white stones the other empty. During the day when aware of a non-virtuous action, of body, speech or mind, he would take a black stone and put it into the empty pouch. When aware of a virtuous action he would place a white stone into the once empty pouch. At the end of the day he would count the stones rejoice at his virtuous deeds and regret, therefore purifying, his non-virtuous deeds.

This work is a response to my trip to Spain, the main focus of which was walking part of the ancient pilgrimage route The Camino de Santiago. I also visited many galleries throughout the country. This work is designed and distilled from the many images I took throughout the trip. It is a continuation of an interest in shape and pattern, tone and texture. I can see in the work an attempt to resolve opposites primarily movement and stillness, simplicity and intricacy.

Jillian Green 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

jillian green artwork
arch
oil + gold pigment on canvas covered boards
42 x 42cm [x2]
2010
$2,000 sold
jillian green artwork
path 1
acrylic + oil on plywood
72 x 72cm
2010
$2,000
jillian green artwork
path 2
acrylic + oil on plywood
72 x 72cm
2010
$2,000
jillian green artwork
bull
oil + gold pigment on canvas covered board
42 x 42cm
2010
$1,100 sold
jillian green artwork
pilgrimage
acrylic + oil on plywood
72 x 72cm
2010
$2,000
jillian green artwork
section
acrylic + oil on plywood
72 x 72cm
2010
$2,000
jillian green artwork
refuge
oil on canvas covered board
42 x 42cm
2010
$1,100
jillian green artwork
feria del toro
mixed media on paper on plywood
18 x 18cm [x2]
2010
$700 sold
jillian green artwork
drawing 1
mixed media on watercolour paper on plywood
24 x 24cm
2010
$400
jillian green artwork
drawing 2
mixed media on watercolour paper on plywood
24 x 24cm
2010
$400
jillian green artwork
drawing 3
mixed media on watercolour paper on plywood
24 x 24cm
2010
$400
jillian green artwork
drawing 4
mixed media on watercolour paper on plywood
24 x 24cm
2010
$400 sold
jillian green artwork
drawing 5
mixed media on watercolour paper on plywood
24 x 24cm
2010
$400 sold
jillian green artwork
drawing 6
mixed media on watercolour paper on plywood
24 x 24cm
2010
$400 sold
jillian green artwork
drawing 7
mixed media on watercolour paper on plywood
24 x 24cm
2010
$400 sold
jillian green artwork
drawing 8
mixed media on watercolour paper on plywood
24 x 24cm
2010
$400 sold
jillian green artwork
drawing 9
mixed media on watercolour paper on plywood
24 x 24cm
2010
$400 sold
jillian green artwork
shadow
oil + gold pigment on canvas covered board
42 x 42cm
2010
$1,100
jillian green artwork
mind
oil + gold pigment on canvas covered boards
42 x 84cm
2010
$2,000
jillian green artwork
pattern
oil on plywood
18 x 18cm [x42]
2010
$13,500 or $360 each sold 39 of 42
jillian green artwork
shape + lace
oil on plywood
24 x 24cm [x9]
2010
$3,500 sold
jillian green artwork
map
acrylic + oil on canvas covered board
40 x 20cm [x4]
2010
$2,000