$1000 Local Artist Award – Shibui #1 by Fay Roselt
The Local Artist Award for 2018 was sponsored by Elaine Burton in memory of Margaret Burton was won by Fay Roselt, with her work Shibui #1. Elaine Burton and her family have been long- time supporters of the Stanthorpe Arts community, particularly the Art Prize and local artists.
Does anyone like the taste of persimmons? Shibui has a literal translation that carries the indescribable puckering feeling you get when you bite into a green persimmon. It’s a meaning that suggests the idea of something not sweet in nature but almost harsh in its effect.
The artistic sense of Shibui relates to the subtle shades of meaning that may be revealed in a work of art. Shibui relates to a sort of holding back in a painting or a sculpture. The colours of Shibui are muddy colours. Shibui objects appear to be simple overall but they include subtle details such as textures that balance simplicity with complexity.