ARTWORK DETAILS

Ailish Daly St Patrick's College Townsville (Townsville)
Synthetic Fragility Installation
An installation made from ceramics, embroidered fly screen and wood. That comments on man's relationship to nature.

ARTIST STATEMENT

This artwork reflects the environment’s strained union with mankind. A focus on nature’s organic textures was used to intentionally highlight the environmental impacts effecting it, selecting synthetic, bright green beads to illustrate this, they were embroidered onto a natural form. Whilst the hand built ceramic vessels reflect natural surfaces such as banksia and ant’s nests, the work uses a deliberate absence of colour. This aims to show man’s impact on nature and symbolizes a sense of memorial and loss. The underlying meaning of the installation aims to convey nature’s fragility, deterioration, and resilience in the face of environmental threat.

ARTWORK PROCESS

Three vessels made from earthenware ceramics, processes included handbuilding and casting embellishments, beaded embroidery was formed around a wooden limb, small ceramic elements are suspended with wire.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Ailish Daly

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