I paint for myself and for you. Every work created has, within its concept, a desire to make you feel good. In some small way, I need to make a difference by adding to beauty, joy and happiness through my works. You don’t need your senses whipped, your heart torn out or your morals degraded. You have television for that. Every work I create, every print available expresses a joy for you that is always in my mind.
1950 ‘Monday Washday’ from the original oil paintings by Marie Green – ‘Reflections of Yesterday 1880 – 1980’ series.
Marie Green’s unique concept chronicles everyday activities carried out by men and women of Queensland during those 100 years. Her desire is to have all the paintings purchased as one body of work together with the historical photographs and data voice recordings she made of old folk with their first person tales. Of course this may not be possible and then the works will be available individually. There has never been an exhibition like this and perhaps it will stay as part of the Queensland cultural heritage.
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum – 16th May – 20th June 2015 O’Connell Gallery