TRACY METCALFErunning loose

Igniting Spirit

Hi! I'm Tracy!

I am expressive artist curious about the world around and within me. I create pieces based upon my observational and intuitive response to experiencing landscape and nature.

I often think that Nature's ephemeral beauty is so amazing that for me to replicate it is not the Truth for me. The Truth for me is how I am affected by it. That is what I hope to capture.

I am also deeply fascinated by the ancient communities that once inhabited our land; the legacy, mystery and spirit they have left behind. This, coupled with our own native powers, is what propels me into creating. When engaged directly with the process, that is when I feel most alive, where the soul is happiest. 

My approach is experimental, playful and maybe a bit scientific or nerdy! But I generally acknowledge a need to explore. What emerges in form comes from my exploration, observation and experience of landscape, cycles and the passage of time. Dialogue can continue for quite a long time! I like how a piece can continue to communicate so long after it has been made.

"Deeper understanding confers that most precious thing - wonder!"

Professor Brian Cox

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