Art of Woman

"Reconciled Rejections" by Cheralyn Darcy

On the weekend, I was excited to be able to visit an exhibition by Cheralyn Darcy, “Reconciled Rejections”. She has an amazing range of skills which she uses to express her talent and vision. Her work is varied including sculptured bird figures, assemblage, collage and a human sized bower! This body of work was themed on birds and their interaction with humanity. The birds were made from found objects and were a combination of natural and human made materials. Most of the natural world has to adapt to human influences and incorporate human materials into their existence. Using found objects is good for the environment and brings new spiritual life to discarded objects. Our culture discards things too easily, without thinking of other uses and possibilities.

Cheralyn does not criticise our waste. Instead she transforms it and creates beauty.

The birds are appealing to us to think of them within all our clutter. The Galah is holding it’s egg, but it was broken, exposing the inside. Unexpectedly, there was no downy chick inside, instead there were clockwork cogs and mechanisms almost like the egg was a ticking time bomb! Is this how we have treated birds? Is this the consequence of modern living?

These sculptures provoke different thinking about bird and human relationships.



I am greatly honoured that Cheralyn will be exhibiting with me next year from 8-20 March at Polymorph gallery, Newtown.