In The art that made me, artists discuss works in the Art Gallery of NSW collection that either inspire, influence or simply delight them. This selection by Sydney artist Ceara Metlikovec first appeared in Look – the Gallery’s members magazine.
‘All of the works play with the idea of something that we don’t necessarily have words for. Like when you walk into a space and you can feel a bad mood – you can feel it before you can see it or give words to it,’ says Ceara Metlikovec of the AGNSW collection works she has found formative.
Metlikovec’s meticulous drawing Maya 21 August 2018 has recently been acquired for the Gallery’s collection. Listening to the Pauri of Japji, 16th-century Sikh mantras, Metlikovec’s Maya series unfurled ‘like a tapestry on a loom,’ as she cleared her mind to go beyond conscious thought and ‘see if there’s something else’.