Briana Jamieson
Night Paddock
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Briana Jamieson, Winter Glow ~ Night Paddock, 2021

Wainui Bay

610 x 460mm
Oil on board, framed in Tasmanian oak 

Winter Glow is a series of oil paintings with accompanying poems, which dwell on glowing moments found in the depths of winter: fresh, sweet scented bulbs; crisp days with low sun and hazy skies; candlelit tables; plants growing on soft, sandy beaches; wide open fields bathed in light.

Night Paddock

Night Paddock you are in a wide open field of grass / surrounded by gentle, bush-covered hills / a wide open sky / a few trees / you feel a release of tension / you take deep, slow breaths of fresh air and sigh them out into the sky above open paddock soaked with sun / old pōhutukawa stretching up to the sky / hills covered in small ngaio and tī kōuka / ocean shining silver and blue through spaces in the pines / a little kōtare sits on a sun-bleached branch / chest puffed and golden in the sun / a cluster of blackbirds swoop through the blue of the sky

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Briana Jamieson

Briana Jamieson is an artist, writer, curator, and publisher based in Wellington. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) from Massey University. Jamieson splits her time between her art practice, writing poetry, organising art and poetry-related events such as co-curating poetry for Welcome to Nowhere, and her role as founding editor of Mineral Press. Jamieson describes her painting and poetry practice to be reciprocally influential on the other, moving from one to the other as they call out.
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