2 – 18 October, 2014
Don’t Step on the Daisies
“Humans are hard-wired to look for patterns in nature, from the spirals of pine cones to the symmetry of flowers. Why? It’s all part of the brains facility to find order in a world full of chaos, and thereby help us survive.” – George McGavin
Don’t step on the Daisies is an exploration of pattern and symmetry in the natural world. There is a particular emphasis on the symmetry and colour of the flower but also the emotional element derived from our association with the flowers.
Myra McElhinney is a Melbourne based painter whose art practice is largely concerned with the patterns and colours found in nature and the man made environment, often incorporating extraordinary and surreal elements. Since completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at RMIT in 2010 Myra has exhibited her work in Australia at McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, NGV, Ian Potter Centre and Bus Projects, and internationally at the Estonian Academy of Arts.