10 July - 1 August 2021
Cloud of Unknowing
Raewyn Whaley’s art is made from a philosophical viewpoint, which explores ideas of “being", and contemplative thought, through spontaneous undirected drawing. The Cloud of Unknowing is an anonymous 14th Century manuscript which describes the journey of seeking and finding presence through contemplation.
In Raewyn’s paintings titled Cloud of Unknowing, the bold, and at times tranquil, qualities represent letting go, and the release into a sense of ‘being’ and oneness.
Raewyn’s painting ‘Between’ inherently displays inter-relational qualities between the three forms, fundamental to compassionate living and sacred thought. It was awarded the Arts Whakatane Award at the Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Awards 2017. Recently resident in the Waikato, Raewyn has a BVA from the University of Auckland in 2002. Her artistic experience includes four solo exhibitions, figurative and portrait painting, book illustration (Harry and the Anzac Poppy, Jean Batten, George Nepia), and has been a finalist in the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award, NZ Painting & Printmaking Award, and the Walker & Hall Waiheke Award.
Images supplied by the artist
Cloud of Unknowing 1 & 2, each 121x101cm Oil on board