• Mary

Arabesque Installation

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 abstract art. This interest in ornamentation further developed from continuing studies of flora in my local Shoalhaven region. This series of sculptural objects primarily uses locally sourced materials and handmade cordage, coiled with waxed linen