Solo Exhibition. Where do you go? brings together encaustic mixed media, printmaking, sculpture and textiles, and is an exploration of journey and self-reflection on personal values, experiences and societal issues.
Kelcie’s practice uses the elements of colour, texture and mark making to create movement and evoke emotion in her narrative works. The focus on environment is purposeful. Gardens, birds and open spaces create a sense of place and belonging that is both comfort and connection. Perspective is used to reimagine the landscape using it as a metaphor for larger societal issues and to challenge strongly held political and cultural views. Stitched elements are incorporated and symbolise connections and conversations.
Materiality and incorporating found and pre-used items are intrinsic to Kelcie’s practice. Wire and metal reflect the influences of her father who trained as a welder, and are expressed in ‘feminine crafts’ that represent her mother and the women in her family who fostered and imparted a love of textiles and making by hand from a young age.
Her works are a vehicle for storytelling, shared experience, memories of home and making sense of today’s world and the residue it leaves on each of us as we travel through each day.