reedsandvines by Mary Preece
I am a NSW South Coast artist and arts educator.
My practice is varied and includes basketry, drawing, sculpture and printmaking, amongst others.
Drawing has always been a foundation for me, in particular observational drawing, en plein air.
The baskets and sculptural forms made from natural and locally sourced materials are inspired by research into and documentation of the flora of the Shoalhaven. Family heritage, too, plays it’s part: my maternal grandmother was a CWA basketry demonstrator in Victoria and my great-great-great grandfather was a rope spinner.
Most of my practice is influenced by a life-long love of nature and the environment, passed on to me by my parents. The woven, coiled and constructed forms displayed here are the result of investigative studio processes.
@reedsandvines work is for sale only by private sale via contact form and at selected exhibitions