2017 - Flour, Almonds, Cloves, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Honeycomb, Sugar, Eggs, Barossa Cookery Book imagery and recipes, Apostle Spoons, Vanilla Pods and Essence. Photographed in the natural Autumn light.
"Winner of the 'Barossa COOK! Exhibition and Art Prize' in 2017, this Mandala is an ode to the Barossa Cookery Book, celebrating 100 years since publication. Full of intricate symbolism and a strong link to childhood memories of the humble Honey Biscuit, i was honoured to win this Art Prize for a piece so close to my heart.
There would be few Barossan’s without childhood memories of the simple honey biscuit. I remember my little fingers carefully picking off the almond baked into the centre of each biscuit to enjoy the simple flavors all on their own, & on selection of my next helping, a careful decision to choose a soft or hard biscuit based on the visual appearance of colour, thickness & shine; Simple pleasures & sweet Barossa memories.
This piece pays tribute to this tried & true Barossa baking tradition, constructed of various ingredients listed within the recipes of Mrs L.Wallent, Mrs W.Hage, Mrs J.Lindner, Miss F.V.Tummell, Mrs H.Steicke & Mrs C.Wilksch featured in 'The Barossa Cookery Book'.
The mandala is constructed in threes to represent the 'holy trinity' & strong religious traditions of the area. Built with flour, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, almonds, honeycomb, vanilla, as well as eggs & sugar placed on top of the cover illustration & recipe from the cookbook itself. To symbolise the merging German & English influences of the time, antique 'apostle spoons' hold vanilla essence to the centre, & represent an offering & blessing to the Barossa’s past, present & future culinary journey".
A special limited edition of 25 in a 30cm x 30cm size is now available.
Edition of 25 only - 30cm x 30cm $250 including delivery within Australia
Limited edition museum grade Giclée print. Printed by Atkins Photo Lab in Adelaide with fine art pigment inks on 310gsm archival german etching paper.
Prints are unframed with a 2cm white border around the print to allow for framing. The image shown of the framed print is for contextual reference only.
Each print is numbered and signed by Janelle.
An edition is never reprinted once sold out.
Your print is printed to order, therefore please allow 3 weeks for dispatch from the Barossa Valley. Janelle will endeavour to have your order fulfilled sooner if possible, and i have some prints in stock, so please make contact if there is a deadline that you hope to be achieved. A number of Christmas prints are ready for dispatch.
Your print is carefully wrapped and packaged for protection and mailed via the Australia Post Network. Postage within Australia is included. Please make contact to enquire about international orders and shipping.