A Few Word About Her
Astrid’s work has luminosity and character as it captures the deep spiritual nature of “land” with its memorialized seas and shifting tides. In Astrid’s palette, there are many colours of the earth with a myriad of textures both organic and induced. The layers are a form of mapping the vast contextual layering of the earth, in both ancient depths and recent modern growth. Her work is filled with poetry, myth, and perspective dualities. She explores the conceptual thought of ‘man’s’ yearning to be connected to nature while at the same time paying homage to nature’s beauty, diversity and abundance. The landscape has become part of Astrid’s psychic. Whether she uses a more narrative theme or an abstracted one, the many moods and complex spiritual nuances of the land unfold in her contemporary techniques. From the dry desert country-side to lush steamy tropical forests and gritty languid sea shores, her quest to portray the diversity in nature continues.
Astrid is an avid experimenter – always trying to find different ways of expressing her current themes. She uses a variety of materials including gel medium, thicken paint, tissue paper, collage, glue, and gold and silver foil.
Astrid’s work is represented all over Australia. She has had numerous exhibitions and is part of many private and corporate art collections, world-wide, including Spain, New Guinea, New York, Los Angeles, Canada, South Africa, Nevada (USA), Hong Kong, London and Singapore, Bali. (Sections from articles written about Astrid Dahl).