Exhibition: Isobel Rayson, Familiar Boundaries

Isobel Rayson, Familiar Boundaries
Exhibition Dates3rd December - 23rd December

"This series of new woodblock carvings reflects a continued exploration of place, the immediate surroundings of my home and studio in rural New South Wales. Like most, the events of this year have resulted in an abundance of time spent at home and I feel incredibly grateful for the quiet open space I have there. Wandering around the farm acts as an escape from reality, my mind slows, and I begin to notice small details of objects that cross my path. The contours of weathered remnant wood, the veins of a leaf or the silhouette of surrounding hills. I enjoy this moment of discovery and document these details in photographs and sketches. In the studio I draw from these details and often abstract them through size, scale, and repetition as I carve into the wooden surface. Focussing my attention solely on these details and the meditative process of repetitive carving allows me to escape into a simplified world of line, form, and texture."

Isobel Rayson is an early career artist based in New South Wales, Australia.

Isobel graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Australian National University, receiving first class honours in 2014. Since graduating, Isobel has exhibited widely across Australia and participated in residencies in Australia and Canada. In March 2020, Isobel was an artist in residence at Boom Gallery, Geelong.

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All I Can Say by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 25x27cm framed Sold
All That I Have by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 102.5x82cm framed $2800
Always The Last To Know by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 62x62cm framed $1250
Don’t Let Me Down by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 19x38cm framed Sold
First Things First by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 62x62cm framed Sold
For The Longest Time by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 62x62cm framed Sold
Holding It Together by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 62x62cm framed $1250
I Can Finally See by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 62x62cm framed $1250
I Look Forward To That by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 37x29cm framed $560
I Was Never Sure What She Meant By That by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 102.5x82cm framed $2800
I Wish You Well by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 62x62cm framed $1250
I’ll Be Waiting by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 82x82cm framed Sold
I’ll Come Back For You by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 25x27cm framed $560
I’ll Tell You All About It by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 25x27cm framed $560
If I Were by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 29x29cm framed $560
In So Many Ways by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 62x62cm framed Sold
It’s All Part of The Story by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 27x27cm framed $560
It’s Just One of Those Things by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 82x82cm framed $2100
Out of The Blue by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 82x82cm framed $2100
The Places We Left Behind by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 62x62cm framed$1250
Then It Suddenly Became Clear by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 32x27cm framed $560
You’ll Know Where To Find Me by Isobel Raysonwoodblock carving 82x82cm framed $2100