Nests and Basket Weaving
Always collection and weaving, whenever a spare minute arises. Its a lovely way to pass the time at a park or school drop off and pick up. Creating something small that is portable and the material comes from the local environment means I am never without my work. The nests create a bit of order in the chaos, and have so many metaphors I am constantly entertained by their stories. Trying to honour and use the materials that are in our daily life to create awareness of the discarded throw away components that exist in this modern age, makes me horde remnants of fabric and threads as I sew and dye. These I add gradually to the nests, it gives each one of them a special story.
The eggs that I used came from a talented Ceramic Artist Rebecca Lindeman of Spun Mud who can be found selling her wares at the Eumundi Markets.