Thursday, August 6, 2009

Narelle Autio

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Flying Lessons,  2001 from Watercolours

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Baitfish  2001, from Watercolours 

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Mermaids,  2001   From Watercolours

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Fallen,  2006   from New Colour Works

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Tempest,  2004   from New Colour Works

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Yellow haired girl, 2006  from New Colour Works

These are just some of the sublime images from the  much acclaimed photographer Narelle Autio from her collection of images on Australian coastal life. IN order to gain permission to post these images here I contacted Stills Gallery in Sydney who kindly corresponded with the artist Narelle Autio on my behalf who gracioulsy said yes.  I first noticed this extraordinary work when visiting the lively Art Precinct in Sydney at Danks St, Waterloo. Sitting in the Danks St Depot lunching on something wonderful I fell in love with the image I have posted at the top of this entry which, at that time, was proudly installed at one end of the cafe.  I found it compellingly beautiful...not in the usual sense at all!  I was a child of the coastline....I lived for summers immersed in the waves and sensuality of water and the colours that I wanted to drink in. This works transports me immediately back to all those sensations and makes me want to find some togs (OZ fro swimming costume) and get to somewhere blissful ASAP! You will find many wonderful images through the Stills gallery site!


6 comments:

janis said...

They are compellingly beautiful as you say. Thanks for sharing this artist with us Sophie!

Sophie Munns said...

It feels good to look at these images does't it?
best,
S

Novi On The Go said...

The photos give a sense of wonder and magical moments of which I had experience as a child by the sea as well. Thank you for bringing back good memories Sophie. Thanks for posting this.

Sophie Munns said...

Delighted that someone else enjoyed these and remembered that sense of wonder Novi!
best,
Sophie

em said...

i love these photos! makes me wish i had an underwater camera!

Sophie Munns said...

Thanks Em for commenting! It would be fascinating to see what results one could get underwater!
best,
S x