Once again Josie uses decorative art to produce works on a variety of recycled, rusty handsaws, cross cut saws and diamond blades.
The dominant theme is “Australia”. One hanging contains six platters, each featuring icons of our country – “Australia on a Platter.”
Hand saws and cross cuts have themes of Waltzing Matilda, Anzacs and Holden cars.
Diamond blades on a variety of different stands make an unusual and interesting, practical piece of furniture, suitable for covered outdoor areas or inside the home.
There are a variety of items: trinket boxes, clocks, trays, shovels, and paper towel holders of various animals.
Five small paintings show “Cats with attitude” – Grumpy, Happy, Hungry, Playful, and Proud.
Working with saws is extremely time-consuming. The saws have to be cleaned, dismantled, handles restored and studs cleaned, then painted and an application of resin to ensure the art work is protected. The work is rewarding and an excellent way to recycle discarded goods.
Josie’s work can be viewed at Ferry Park Gallery throughout August.
The Gallery and is open every day 9am to 5pm, Entry is free.
Ferry Park Gallery is on the Pacific Highway at the southern Maclean turn-off and is open every day from 5am to 5pm. For more photographs and information visit the website www.ferrypark.org or Facebook: Ferry Park Gallery