Australian, born 1966
Silvering (Moon dust) 2019
synthetic polymer emulsion and glitter on linen
Gift of the artist through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2020
In her multidisciplinary practice, Louise Weaver uses a variety of media to create individual works and expansive sculptural installations that take their inspiration from the natural world.
The Moon—and the light it casts—has featured prominently in myths, legends, fairy tales and fantastic narratives. Its capacity to transform and bewitch, and to influence the behaviours of humans and animals has been the basis for evocative texts and imagery for centuries. The night is a time of transformation, of dreams, of unexpected happenings and chance encounters. As darkness falls and the Moon rises, its light alters and activates the landscape below.
Silvering (Moon dust) is a key work from a recent series of paintings by Weaver that incorporate complex processes and intriguing textural surfaces. Their abstractions suggested natural and man-made forms, a Moonlit wilderness or a lunar landscape.