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Gunnel Watkins is a Sydney based artist. She creates ….‘Vessels of Possibility’. The intention of her art is to communicate symbols depicting what’s possible.
Working in the realm of abstract expressionism. Her work is a spontaneous interpretation of current experience and results in a non-representational statement of thought and emotion. Authentic gesture and opening up a dialogue with the art work is as important as the final result. Her art becomes an externalised map of the self…her work has been described as poetic, fluid, original and multi-layered in interpretation and meaning.
She continues to be inspired by the words of Meister Eckhart: "When the soul wants to experience something, she throws out an image in front of her and steps into it".
On view: Exhibits annually with the NSW Sculptors Society (member since 2002).
Recently: Incinerator “A Moment in Time” (June 2019); ‘Holidays at The Concourse’ (Chatswood Art Space Dec 2018); Willoughby Council Foyer (Dec 2018/Jan 2019); Lane Cove ArtXtra (Nov 2018)
Influenced by: Brancusi, Arp, Tom Bass and Kandinsky; experimentation, the human condition, the internal and external landscape.
Education: Mastery Program, Tom Bass Sculpture School ; National Art School Workshops (Welding, Ceramics, Drawing); Certificate Fine Arts (TAFE).
Nationality: Australian with Swedish and Estonian heritage.