Golden tree

I live in Tasmania, Australia and Maine, US. I make  abstract paintings, photographs and mixed media pieces. I write everyday and I spend most of my time outdoors. I crochet too... meditation rugs, stoles, biomorphic forms. Like many creative people, I'm curious and I like working with my hands. I work in the studio every day, mentor other artists and teach workshops where I encourage protégés to stay true to the validity of their own ideas.

My deepest insights are rooted in personal experience. Catching a glimpse of a raven's feet tucked beneath her as she swoops overhead reminds me of the fleeting nature of circumstance and beauty.

Noticing hesitation in a young Marine's voice when I question her about being deployed to Afghanistan, forces me to not avert my eyes in the face of human frailty and contradiction.

Lying on the ground looking up at the night sky my thoughts wander to the infinite and the whole. Paying attention to these subtle moments links me to the natural world and brings me face to face with the profound mystery of the universe.

Everything I make is an attempt to reveal a tiny grain of this truth.

I acknowledge the palawa, pakana and wabanaki people, the traditional custodians of the land where I live. I pay respect to Elders past and present and to emerging leaders, for they hold the memories, traditions, culture and hopes of Indigenous peoples across the earth.

Jeannie Mooney

January 2022