‘What would happen if we acted on our longings?’ asks fibre artist Catriona Pollard, who began exploring her artistic nature later in life; uncovering and surrendering to a deep and profound longing for creativity.
Using foraged and discarded plant materials – such as vines and seed pods, base metals including copper, and natural elements like charcoal and clay – Pollard uses traditional basketry and assemblage techniques to create unique, sculptural forms. Her works toy with the idea of this yearning desire – examining the countless ways it can influence and shape our lives, linking external organic form with inward feelings and states of mind.
Through her observation and interaction with organic environments, Pollard has developed works for this exhibition that explore colour, texture and form; reshaping and reinterpreting their structure and qualities to offer new thought and perspective on the beauty and affect of nature.
‘My work transforms the inherent beauty of nature into moments that encourage reflection and connection. Nature plays an important part of helping us become fully aware of who we are. It inspires expansion and reignites an ancient connection,’ says Pollard.
Sydney Road Gallery
20 June to 14 July 2019