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Sylvia Jeffriess

Studio Building
Studio Interior
Studio Location
Riding the yellow duck all the way down the Slug
My mood is better today and I feel I can tackle the problems head on without being encouraged or coaxed
I always enjoy having some time off to rest and reflect on the day gone by
Is this the way you thought it might look when it was the past
If we talk about it again we may just find something new that will be more enlightening on the topic
Artist's Statement

Interested in the acts of digging and desperation as visible in patterns of repetitive emotion.

I wanna be your vacuum cleaner
breathing in your dust
I wanna be your Ford Cortina
I will never rust
If you like your coffee hot
let me be your coffee pot
You call the shots
I wanna be yours

I wanna be your raincoat
for those frequent rainy days
I wanna be your dreamboat
when you want to sail away
Let me be your teddy bear
take me with you anywhere
I don't care
I wanna be yours

I wanna be your electric meter
I will not run out
I wanna be the electric heater
you'll get cold without
I wanna be your setting lotion
hold your hair in deep devotion
Deep as the deep Atlantic ocean
that's how deep is my devotion

"I Wanna Be Yours" John Cooper Clarke 1983


Sylvia Jeffriess is an Australian artist based in New York City. Graduating from a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) at RMIT University in Melbourne, 2006. Sylvia has exhibited both nationally (National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Arts Centre, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Platform Artists Inc) and internationally (Bleeker St Arts Club - NY, USA, Elizabeth Foundation - NY, USA, Tokyo Art Book Fair - Japan, Imagine Gallery - Beijing, China).

She has participated in Artist in Residence programs in New York, China and Australia. She was a 2012 Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Fellow and was short-listed for the 2010 Commonwealth Connections International Arts Residency Program, Nigeria.