September 4, 2019

After a long break from making, I have initiated a new series of small sculptural forms. Experimental and line-based, the forms curve and meander around found objects. Using a variety of materials from my ever growing stash, I'm finding colour an inspiration. Small for...

August 24, 2018

2018 is a year for exhibitions and not making. A frozen shoulder has meant no weaving for the first 8 months. During July, I was selected to be an invited artist at COPACC (Colac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural Centre) 2018 CrossXpollinatioN series of textile and fi...

November 26, 2017

The very dry winter here on the South Coast of NSW has provided lots of Wombat Berry Vine to harvest. As a stem dies, it changes colour to a pale blond. This is a remarkable vine, with very flexible stems when soaked. I always strip the outer layer off to reveal the bl...

September 1, 2016

The first in a series of wall pieces was commissioned by Belinda of @iamalchemy. She asked for a wall basket in warm tones. I created a coiled wall basket, named 'Bark Heart' with a twist detail rim using Brush Kurrajong and Stringbark in various forms. The stiffness o...

June 18, 2016

These three brooches were the result of testing Brush Kurrajong and Stringybark scraps to create a small project for the Sturt Winter school workshops in July 2016. I used a simple plait structure, made some fine cordage from the inner bark of Brush Kurrajong and added...

July 27, 2015

Brush Kurrajong is a fascinating plant. It grows in a range of situations and is a great coloniser after vegetation clearing, assisting bush regeneration plantings. Its use as a traditional fibre by Indigenous Australians is well-documented. To create this small basket...

April 5, 2015

This sculptural work was created over a three week period and used Waratah pods as a basis, with coiled handmnade cordage from Tall Spike Rush and Day Lily. 

 

 

March 12, 2015

 

The Arabesque series of small sculptural works, formed into an installation, has its genesis in the exhibition Ornamentation and Abstraction I viewed at Fondation Beyeler in 2001. This showcased art from East and West surveying the role of ornament in the emergence of...

January 25, 2015

Since Xmas 2014 I have been working on a series of larger baskets, refining my stitching techniques so that a firm strong form evolves. 

 

November 15, 2014

Further exploration of both kurrajong pods and waratah follicles (the correct term) has led to the creation of some bespoke decorations for Xmas. Incorporating coconut fibre and other dyed string these five pointed stars emerge quite naturally from the coiling and stit...

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