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NATURALLY INSPIRED
Hazelhurst Community Gallery, Gymea, April 2003

My works attempt to retrieve the scattered fragments of our (white, anglo-celtic immigrant) culture, to revive and reconnect symbols, archetypes and text of our squandered cultural and spiritual inheritance, and to restablish a connection between our spiritual and actual landscape. Sources include European, English and Celtic legend and myth, the Bible and Eastern religious texts, English, Australian and European literature, and the landscape and textures of the Royal National Park where l live.

The works shown in Naturally Inspired use natural elements presented in mandala and grid forms; icons for meditation derived from both our contemporary landscape and cultural heritage.

Belinda Allen, April 2003

Sunflower Mandala Waterlily Mandala
Rose Mandala Cactusflower Mandala