“The Rocks in my Head” an exhibition by artist Nadine Reynolds, features in the Photopia Studio gallery from 17 August to 17 September 2018, and started as a personal journey with a fascination with stones. After several months of exploring and happily painting rocks and stones, the artists’ world was turned upside down. Diagnosed with benign paroxysmal vertigo (BPV) or Vertigo, the feeling that the world is spinning, sometimes even upside down. It is caused by particles (or “pebbles”) in the inner ear and profoundly and chronically effects a persons sense of balance. Patience and exercise being the only “cure” for this condition; painting became an invaluable preoccupation. The “rocks” developed into metaphorical symbols of resilience.
The rocks in my head – vertigo (2016), Nadine Reynolds, Acrylic, paper and silk thread on canvas (122cm x 152.4 cm), $1 500