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Portfolio

DESERT STONES SERIES

This series of embroideries was inspired by the landscapes of Central and Northern Australia, in particular the sacred Aboriginal site of Karlu Karlu (Devil's Marbles) in the Northern Territory. 

Techniques used are informed by the Japanese traditions of Sashiko and Boro as well as  Indian Kanthe. 

Materials: Linen and cotton fabrics, Cotton Perle Threads

Availability: Suzanne O'Connell Gallery, New Farm QLD 

                     www.suzanneoconnellgallery.com 

                    

COBBLED SERIES

This series of baskets represent a new direction in technique whereby loose materials such as hay and coir are 'cobbled' together using cotton string, hemp twine or waxed linen thread with random stitches. 

Incorporated into these baskets are finds from the high tide line on local beaches such as driftwood and beach stones.

A number of these pieces are available through Suzanne O'Connell Gallery, New Farm, Brisbane. 

COBBLED II

Materials: Coir (Coconut husk fibre), found wood, waxed                      linen thread

DimesionsHeight - 

                    Width at widest point - 

Availability: Sold. Private Collection

COBBLED I

Materials: Rhodes Grass Hay, Driftwood, Cotton String

Dimensions: Height - 30cm

                       Width and widest point - 30cm

Availability:  May be purchased through

                      Suzanne O'Connell Gallery

                      www.suzanneoconnellgallery.com 

NETTED SERIES

This series of works represent a comment on the damage ghost nets inflict on our oceans and the capacity of the natural world to adapt to whatever humans throw at (or into) it. 

Techniques employed include coiling, looping and thigh spinning yarn. 

Materials: Lomandra, thigh spun yarn, shell fragments and beach stones

Availability: Sold. Part of The Crystalbrook Bailey Hotel Collection, Cairns.

OCEAN'S GIFT IV

Materials: Shell fragments found on the high tide line at a local beach, stripped lomandra and thigh spun yarn. 

Dimensions: Height - 25cm

                      Width at widest point - 24cm

Availability: May be purchased through Suzanne                                 O'Connell Gallery New Farm Brisbane

                     www.suzanneoconnellgallery.com

OCEAN'S GIFT III

Materials: Shell fragments found on the high tide line at a local beach, stripped lomandra and thigh spun yarn

Dimensions: Height - 15cm

                      Width at Widest Point - 29cm

Availabitlity: Sold. Private Collection

TIDAL VESSEL

Materials: Found driftwood, stripped lomandra (A grass native to Australia that is generally found on the banks of creeks and rivers. It is used extensively in gardens), and thigh spun yarn.

Dimensions: Height - 72cm

                      Width at Widest Point - 40cm

Availability: Directly from Anne. Please email via Contact                       Page for details.

OCEAN RELICS

Materials: Found driftwood, stripped lomandra, thigh spun yarn

Dimensions: Length - Pieces range from 1000mm to 700mm

                      Width - 400-250mm at widest point. 

Availability: Sold. The Crystalbrook Bailey Hotel Collection Cairns 

PRIVATE DANCER

Materials:  Found Driftwood, stripped Lomandra and thigh spun yarn

Dimensions:  Height: 40cm

                       Width: 40cm

Availability:  Sold. Private Collection

GOURD

Materials: Found Driftwood, stripped Lomandra and thigh spun yarn.

Dimensions: Height: 54cm

                      Width: 25cm

Availability: Sold. Private Collection

BEACH COMBER

Materials:  Stripped Lomandra and Thigh Spun Yarn

Dimensions:  Height: Approx 15cm

                        Width: Approx 60cm

Availability: North Site Contemporary Arts                                      (Formerly Kickarts Contemporary Arts)                         Cairns Qld Australia