Victoria Royds is a visual artist, mostly working in sculpture, and a regenerative farmer. She has always had an interest in identity and the human condition as well as being passionate about caring for country. Victoria trained as a contemporary jeweller in the mid 1970’s slowly moving to larger works, public art and sculpture. She has a Masters degree in visual art (sculpture) and has exhibited nationally and internationally with works in number of public collections.
The image of woman has served historically as a symbol of man’s link with nature, his hold upon the material world, but simultaneously it has functioned as a cover-up concealing a void, allying his fears, his sense of lack’
(J. A. Isaak)
Plagues, petulance and other catastrophic events in nature, often the consequences of human action, effect all Sentient beings and resound through all communities. This body of work uses the female form to explores the different emotional states that are shaped by such events.
Search for Serenity, a group of self-portraits, evolved while dealing with such forces and their inevitable consequences. They appeared as dreams, showing a way forward with compassion and hope for the coming months and years.
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