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Sometimes, something quite ordinary and seemingly insignificant, can provide profound insights and is capable of stirring emotions in a way which is not always able to be described in words. Can less necessarily be more? We live in a visual world. How much do context and history affect our response to what we see… Read More
Sometimes, something quite ordinary and seemingly insignificant, can provide profound insights and is capable of stirring emotions in a way which is not always able to be described in words. Can less necessarily be more? We live in a visual world. How much do context and history affect our response to what we see? Can an image speak as loudly as text, or even more so?

These are just some of the concerns which my works attempt to address, through elements of the known and unknown, clarity and vagueness, light and dark and spatial ambiguities.

My paintings are for contemplation. A very simple everyday object can perhaps reveal something new, while itself being revealed. It is hoped that when the veil is lifted, there is still more to discover… an invitation to go beyond the surface of the picture.

The formal elements of a painting or drawing are a primary concern. I place great importance on edges, in my work. Some are crisp, others blurred. Is this how we see things when we move from image to background (context). We simply can’t see things in isolation. Just as our eyes are constantly scanning, it is hoped that the viewer’s eyes will move not only around the surface of the work, but will also move in and out of the imaginary space behind the picture plane. Read Less
Nona Burden is a graduate of Adelaide Central School of Art in Norwood, South Australia, where she is now a part-time lecturer. Formerly a lawyer, she has been a full time professional practising artist for the past twelve years.

She exhibits regularly throughout Australia and is represented by galleries in South… Read More
Nona Burden is a graduate of Adelaide Central School of Art in Norwood, South Australia, where she is now a part-time lecturer. Formerly a lawyer, she has been a full time professional practising artist for the past twelve years.

She exhibits regularly throughout Australia and is represented by galleries in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia. She is a member of Central Studios, based in the city of Adelaide. Read Less
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