Saturday, 8 August 2015
Exhibition, Sculptural, Love. Honour. Cherish
Sculptural exhibition explores our ancient connection with earth and nature
When: 7-19 October 2015
Where: Lane Cove Gallery, Upper Level, 164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove, NSW
Opening night: 7 October from 6.30pm
Love.Honour.Cherish is a new emotionally-charged, nature-based sculptural exhibition by emerging contemporary sculptural basket maker, Catriona Pollard, which explores the connection and relationship we have with our environment and the beauty it shares with us.
Running from 7 – 19 October at The Lane Cove Gallery, NSW, the exhibition explores the concept of holding sacred our link to forests, bushland and trees as our ancestry is so closely connected to the earth and the vines, leaves and plants that grow from it. Love.Honour.Cherish is a collection of beautifully woven pieces that honour and worship the earth beneath our feet and the new growth that can emerge from it.
Using only found or gifted organic material, Ms Pollard harvests plant material and salvages garden ‘waste’ to weave beautiful sculptural baskets and vessels. Her work contains nothing but the organic fibre - she uses no glue or synthetic dyes, and most don’t even use anything to bind it together, such as thread or wire.
Commenting on her exhibition, Ms Pollard explains, “This collection is about seeing the extraordinary in everyday moments. For me, it’s about being still, and letting the beauty emerge. I’ve really wanted to use the materials to tell my stories and they represent every facet of me. I wanted to use nature as a way to connect with people that goes beyond physical beauty, but really touches them in a personal and profound way.”
For more information on Catriona Pollard’s work visit www.theartofweaving.com.au
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