from the earth
from the earth

An outback adventure opened my eyes to the colours that are so complimentary.

from the earth
from the earth

As complementary colours the blue of the sky and the orange of desert work so well together.

native pigface, tarkine - skirt
native pigface, tarkine - skirt

Photo was taken by Peter Dombrobskis.

native pigface, tarkine - skirt
native pigface, tarkine - skirt

The pigface flowers are attached to the front of the skirt and are detatchable.

turbulant seas, tarkine - top
turbulant seas, tarkine - top

Many sheer fabrics are layered to achieve the look of the sea and the rocks. Photo was taken by Peter Dombrobskis.

turbulant seas, tarkine - top
turbulant seas, tarkine - top

Still to be added to the top are seed beads representing the foam of the sea...they will add texture and will shine when the light washes over them.

autumn, lalla
autumn, lalla

When making a jacket a lot of time is spent thinking through the processes, sourcing the fabrics and the deciding on the construction. Inspired by the photography of Peter Dombrovskis.

autumn, lalla
autumn, lalla

Love the way this jacket reflects the photo. Yet to be made is the individual adornment to attach to the front.

autumn, lalla - nuno felted scarf
autumn, lalla - nuno felted scarf

These contrasting colours worked really well when felted. The edge of the silk was enhanced with beads and adds weight and allow it to drape nicely.

autumn, lalla - nuno felted scarf
autumn, lalla - nuno felted scarf

Theme for the festivasl was "Rhythm of Life" hence using a 'single' as the certificate....very clever!

out of the blue
out of the blue

I love the Barrier Reef...the colours and the warmth of the water, beachcombing, finding shells for my collection.....and then finding that perfect shell to combine with silver and pearls...so much fun to create

out of the blue
out of the blue

With the use of silks, ribbons, textured and smooth wools the motion of the sea is created.

walls of jerusalem
walls of jerusalem

An amazing photo taken by Peter Dombrovskis over 20 years ago. His legacy inspires many people, myself included.

walls of jerusalem
walls of jerusalem
molded leather bags
molded leather bags

Using water-worn river rocks vegetable tanned cow hide is soaked and then stretched over the rocks. The black satchel has a feature fish skin.

leather and copper
leather and copper

3 leather bowls of same size but molded differently. The copper sphere is in fact 2 spheres. The internal sphere is enamelled and the external shpere has been etched with acid and then joined with a copper band with green patina.

pyramids
pyramids

Leather, brass on sandstone, silverplate on myrtle burl, slumped glass on sand filled perspex, heat coloured copper on myrtle burl.

silver and brass pyramids
silver and brass pyramids

Silver plated after being soldered to give it a deep shine. To enable the pyramid to be soldered it was set in plaster and two torches were used to ensure the metal reached a high temperature to allow the solder to run. Brass pyramid opens out flat to create and expanded Tasmanian scene. It sits on sandstone reminiscent of the ancient egyptian pyramid with a capstone of gold.

silver pyramid
silver pyramid

The photos of Tasmanian scenery inspired the decoration of the pyramid.

silver pyramid
silver pyramid

The photos of Tasmanian scenery inspired the decoration of the pyramid.

jewellery
jewellery

The pyramids serve as a lovely backdrop for the jewellery.

jewellery
jewellery

The pyramids serve as a lovely backdrop for the jewellery.

bali inspired
bali inspired

The copper pyramid is a great backdrop for this necklace. Coloured threads, semi-precious beads, lapis and a little opal work well together to create a necklace that can enhance the sophisticated or dress-up the casual....

a touch of venice
a touch of venice

Molded and painted leather masks.

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I think of these photo pages as story boards. The inspiration fires the imagination. The sheer fabrics ensure the finished item is lightweight whilst still showiing the complexity of colour.

On looking at the photo of native pigface it is interesting to see how many different fabrics were used to create the skirt. The various shades of green, colour of the ground...so many levels are needed to create the feel and the perspective.

I still continue the practice of documenting the step by step process. This documentaion becomes part of the story of the garment or art piece and allows me to reflect on the journey - from inspiration to outcome.

My pyramids are a meeting of two worlds. They are inspired by my love of all things egyptian that started at the age of 12 when I was awarded a book about Egyptian Mythology. Add to that my love of the Tasmanian landscape and you have a most interesting and unique sculptural mix.