New Work by Odelle Morshuis
"Our eyes constantly roam picking up details here and there
which catch our attention, my view is singular to me."
Odelle is a Central-Otago based artist of diverse talents and
interests. The current themes of her work explore concepts of time
and change, along with the artist/viewer perspective. Her unique
methods involve the use of a video camera to gather information on
a subject, then back in the studio, Odelle projects the video and
draws and paints simultaneously to create a feeling of time and
movement within a frame.
In some works, Odelle engraves on layers of glass in front of
the paintings. The engraved lines and the distance of the glass
from the painting adds a 3-dimensional aspect to the pieces. The
artworks change depending upon light / shadows cast and angle of
viewing. The use of glass not only protects the painting behind but
extends the idea of the frame - reflections are created of the
viewer and their own surroundings, including them into the work
"My paintings create a narrative, every space has a story, a
history of movement".