Mindmap 2009 - 2011
The mindmap series includes paintings and works on paper that Joanna describes as a ‘transcendental view’- presenting the aerial and microscopic view simultaneously. She spent much time studying rockpools, the movement of water through them and the life forms in them around Caves Beach, Bar Beach, and Newcastle Beach. She compares the movement of rockpools and the lines of water flow to the process of mindmapping. The collection includes an homage to Olsens 'Five Bells', where the linework and shape is a representation of a specific mindmap the artist developed for a teaching series. Some of the same organic repetitive shapes from 'Abundant' appear in this series as the artist deepens the revelation that plants, animals, and people- ‘are all made of the same stuff’.