1 Bronwyn Rodden #6 Cloud Acrylic on canvas 30cm x 30cm
In this work I wanted to blend my love of the spiral as a form – an abstract representation of the journey of life as used in many cultures, including my own, the Irish – and the lightness and fizz of summer clouds. This piece won me a Highly Commended at the inaugural Pyrmont Art Prize and one of the organizers suggested that I should approach a minimalist gallery in Paddington. I would have, but wasn’t sure exactly which gallery they meant, I was in the middle of life events that took precedence and in the end didn’t do anything about it. I still own the picture and it reminds me of lost opportunities. However, for each opportunity missed, a new track is taken, and I’m not sure if I would have had a better time or created such a diversity of art and writing if I had been successful in winning an ongoing place in a Sydney gallery, rather than doing exactly what I’ve wanted to do all these years.