Jo Victoria’s art practices has focused on revealing the hidden stories in landscapes.
Jo is interested in exploring the qualities of a place and attempting to capture a feeling, or an essence of this place within the work she create. She is interested in giving voice to silent histories that are embodied or encased in a place.
Jo seeks inspiration from the rocky outcrops that lay witness to deep time at her favourite south coast destination that forms the intertidal zone between wild ocean and estuary, sandwiched between white rounded beaches and rugged cliff faces. These various watery weathered places hold stories within their forms, some will never be known, some may be revealed by natural and cultural interference. She uses images that appear fossil like within the body of the works as metaphors for these embodied stories. These images are revealed with light through thin translucent walls, ghost like. Watery glazes hint at the oceans influence and sharp, vulnerable yet resilient edges on the forms provide a delicate yet dangerous feel to the exposed bleached vessels. These qualities speak of the vulnerability, strength and danger of the ocean’s edge.