Jenny Sages - Diary of my days
For the past 24 years Jenny Sages has organized and taken regular trips to remote areas of the Northern Territory.
Jenny travels with a small entourage – usually other artists and usually only women. Accompanied by the same two guides for over 18 years, and usually a guide from the Aboriginal community whose land she is on - the trip is rarely predetermined. It is travel in a rugged 4-wheel drive, swags, a small-netted tent and a GPS. There are no hotels, no hot showers, and no gourmet restaurants. There is the overwhelming ruggedness and beauty of the Australian bush; the awe of the spectacularly untouched gorges and the sense of solidarity and respect for the land.
It is this raw, unspoiled landscape that informs Jenny’s paintings of encaustic & pigment on board. Jenny digs, scratches, scrapes and scarifies her encaustic surfaces applying layers of pigment along the way - while continually reworking the surface. The resulting works are multi layered abstract images that give us a very individual interpretation of the Australian landscape and expose the viewer to an exceptional artist’s vision.