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“Littoral Senses” Exhibition

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LITTORAL SENSES

Exhibition is currently being held at Limerence, 2/1642 Burwood Highway, Belgrave.  It closes on July 2nd

lit·to·ral [lit-er-uhl]

def: (on ocean shores) of or pertaining to the biogeographic region between the sublittoral zone and the high-water line and sometimes including the supralittoral zone above the high-water line.

Littoral Senses is a collection of textile pieces, inspired by what I look at every day. The unmistakable iconic orange lichen of the east coast of Tasmania is simply breathtaking and an identifiable image.

The artworks capture the other side of the perfect postcard picture.  The moody skies, the fronts rolling in, the sea churning from aqua to dark blue covered in white caps, the smell of salty air capturing the senses.

By choosing wool, silk and natural fibres, I could watch and feel the textures and patterns evolve, creating strength and subtlety, coarseness and lightness in the body of each piece and fragility on the edges reflecting our precious coastline.

Littoral Senses is designed to draw you in, to want to touch each piece. Once you are close enough and your hand is reaching forward, you will realise it is a precious commodity and one to enjoy gazing upon.

 

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