Aboriginal Research: As a student of archeology and art, Pam was intrigued by the prospect of studying the Australian aboriginals. In 1971, she was given an assisted passage by the Australian government to move to Australia. While residing in Canberra, Australia’s capital city, Pam became fascinated with the symbolism and complexity of aboriginal art designs seen on bark paintings, boomerangs, emu eggs, didgeridoos, cave and rock art, petroglyphs, and other elements of native cultures in Australia. She extensively studied these art forms and became captivated with the “Dreamings”, or tribal legends, that lie within the aboriginal people and their art. Some of these legends date to before 50,000 B.P. (Before Present). What Europeans refer to as art, the aboriginals know as their way of life and belief system.
|ArcheologicalArt: Over 30 years later, she is still studying the aboriginal people and their art forms, and has been stimulated by these nomadic people to create her own unique art media called “ArcheologicalArt”. This one-of-a-kind artwork is her own creation, inspired by actual aboriginal rock art found in shelters throughout Australia.
Pam’s multi-dimensional art is created on a prepared gypsum
board. The art process incorporates drawing, carving, painting and
sculpture. Depth dimension and texture, simulating cave rock, is
created with a mixed vinyl formulation that is embedded directly
on the gypsum board. This compound gives dramatic surface to the
gypsum board. The picture is then drawn on the prepared board and
carefully carved into it. Acrylic paint and natural pigments—often
made from clay, nuts, teas, wild berries and dirt—give a natural
earthlike finish. By utilizing her master craftsmanship skills and
sinuous handling of tools (including many that she has fashioned
herself), her art comes to life. Adding depth with the artful use
of her specialized texturing methods captures this three-dimensional
Pam is actively seeking to exhibit her life-long study of the aboriginal
culture through art. As a true artist, she has never sought to sell
her pieces. However, she wishes to collaborate with an exhibition,
gallery, private enterprise or gala to display her art collection.
She has completed over sixty distinctive pieces. Many of the walls
of her own private residence have been used as a canvas for her
art. “ArcheologicalArt” can be seen throughout her home.
In the future she plans to expand her dimensional art to encompass
other cultures. Besides aboriginal art, she is currently working
on a 20’ wide by 10’ high mural of the Altar at Copan,
from the Mayan cultural ruins in present-day Honduras. An avid reader,
she continues to conduct research for her future Mayan and Egyptian
projects. The artist has brought her own distinctive qualities to
the collective tradition of Australian aboriginal art. She will
continue to express her interest into their culture by creating
her unique “ArcheologicalArt”.
Galleries & Shows: Pam and her art works are available for gallery shows and personal meetings. Please contact Pam directly by phone, email or mail correspondence using this link: Contact Us