My name is Cobie Ann Moore. I am an artist and designer living and working in Sydney, Australia.
In my artworks I often explore the themes of beauty and suffering using the contrast of bright colours and darker subject matter.
On Christmas day 2011, I fell from a balcony and fractured my neck. From that moment onward, my life changed. I am now paralyzed from the chest down and have limited movement in my arms and hands. Due to these physical changes, my approach to life and art is very different.
Exhibitions I have been a part of
2012 strength of heART, Art Est Art School, Leichhardt NSW
2013 MySCI, Abraham Mott Hall, Millers Point NSW
2014 Loo as Art, Project run by Engineers Without Borders, Customs House, Circular Quay NSW
2015 Imagine Me, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula NSW
2016 SCIA Independence Expo Art Exhibition, Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh NSW
2018 Onion Reality, The Front Up Hub, Seven Hills NSW
2018 Ugly, Artspace, Wooloomooloo NSW
An example of my artwork
‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ (See image) is an artwork which explores personal feelings of helplessness and transformation.
Down the Rabbit Hole explores the hopelessness associated with falling through empty space with nothing to grab or hold onto. In 2011 I fell from a balcony and crushed the c5/c6 vertebrae in my neck. I am now a quadriplegic which means I use a wheelchair and have limited movement in my arms and hands. When I fell, it felt as if the world around me had disappeared. This feeling continued even after I hit the ground, as I no longer had feeling below my neck. I felt like I would be falling forever.
I titled this artwork Down the Rabbit Hole in reference to Alice’s fall into Wonderland. Just as with Alice’s fall, my fall from a balcony has led me to experience the world from a whole new perspective.