Original Visual Art

Sculptural Works by Dr Margo Hoekstra:

Wind Rider - Margo Hoekstra 2009

Floating Mobius - Margo Hoekstra 2000 
Thought - Margo Hoekstra 2009

Cycladic Kiss - Margo Hoekstra
Couples 1 - Margo Hoekstra 2013


  Photographic works by Dr Howard Gwynne:

Soon after I graduated in medicine, in Perth, I sailed off to America with my minolta camera.
My work in low-income community health centres across America opened up unique photographic opportunities.  I have a wonderful collection of slides taken when working in a rural clinic in Mississippi.  After I returned to Australia I kept my camera active but more focused on family life.

My first experiences exhibiting photos came though my local GP Network and the Creative Doctors Network – and that’s when photography changed to a passion and a skilled hobby.

The experience of showing my work to peers at a 2008 Creative Doctors Network visual arts night was incredibly stimulating and rewarding and is the main reason I’ve been so keen to see Creative Doctors flourish, and to encourage other doctors to ‘have a go’ at exhibiting their creative talents.

With my new found passion I initially focused on simplicity – trying to capture the essence of a scene or object, but in the last few years I have become fascinated with using multiple exposures to achieve a richer picture by amplifying textures, colours and the symbolic aspects of scenes. 

Multiple exposures layer one picture on another in the camera; then I fine tune colour and light using Apple Aperture software.

Probably my most delightful experience has been doing multiple exposures of dead leaves  - of all things! I also want to try to capture some aspects of mental health in pictures.

I have a photo blog, I organised my first photography exhibition in 2011 at the Arthouse Hotel in Sydney, some of my earlier photos are on the commercial site Redbubble.com and I have sold a few pictures through coffee shop exhibitions.

the colours of anxiety

The figure (both of us) is small, jittery and red; the world around is big, overwhelmingly full of energy and colour and demanding attention.  The colours are bright, but intense and shrill - like a fingernail scratched on a board.  The puzzle of anxiety is its full of impending happening – the ingredients of life are there in over abundance - like a juggle with a hundred bright balls in the air at once and all about to crash down in my shaking, grabbing hands.

 the feel of depression

The bent over, downcast, slow moving figure surrounded by blowing greyness reflects the hopeless, insomniac, worthless, slowness, symptoms of depression. But more than anything the picture captures the trudging sense of emptiness and unrelenting bleakness that GPs and the families of the depressed see and live with. This is the perspective of incomprehensible endlessness rather than the depressive’s walled prison.

1 comment:

pius m said...

Very nice sculpture work.