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Freedom Wilson

Freedom Wilson is a visual artist whos printmaking practice is shaped on location with investigative drawings researching the ecological complexities of wild NSW landscapes, with a focus on threatened orchid species. 


Wilson works with the textures of papers and linens in her printmaking practice which is informed by both a love of the natural environment and a love of drawing.


By hiking to remote locations with a pencil and paper and magnifying the small, wondrous morphology of plant communities her work intersects contemporary printmaking and ecological research. 


Both habitat drawings and detailed plant survey drawings create a foundation for her artwork  Screen printing film is prepared, painted up and scratched back as a reduction process back at her Blue Mountains studio. Layered plants in her silkscreen prints and monotypes most often happen with a combination of translucent and opaque ink, creating depth within a landscape or a plant portrait.



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After the Big Spring Rains

I was so thrilled to realise that a succulent looking plant I walk past on the Furber steps a few times each week was in fact a complex rock called orchid Dockrilla Striolata, when it flowered in abundance after the spring rains last year.


The flowers were cascading, plentiful, creamy, so full of intricacy, encouraging of curiosity and almost lace like.


It was a wonderful season for native orchids to flower, and this was quite unexpected due to the very dry winter. It seemed that each time I walked out into the bush there was small orchid that I hadn’t known or expected delighting the leaf litter on the side of a track. It was certainly a season for beautiful orchid discoveries and many pencils in my backpack.