19. Chesed – Camilla Loveridge (WA)
Graphite, charcoal, wax, oil paint on marine ply board
60 x 60 cms
“This work represents the virtues of justice, mercy and humility through the representation of a tender hand supporting the hand of an aged person. Here, delicate lines are embedded within distressed wax and oil paint to suggest the ubiquitous presence of God within the gritty and messy aspects of human experience. Chesed continues my ongoing inquiry into human fragility and vulnerability, referencing a universal need to acknowledge and respect, with openness and receptivity, such dispositions within oneself and others.”
Camilla Loveridge draws and paints with oils, charcoal, graphite and wax in a process-driven praxis, and is inspired by engagement with materials and processes in making art. She has exhibited in significant art prizes in Perth and regional Western Australia, as well as interstate and overseas. She has received awards for her work, and is represented in public and private collections within Australia and abroad. Currently, Loveridge is an arts worker at DADAA in Fremantle, mentoring adults who live with disability. She is also a PhD candidate in Creative Practice Research at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle.