Sunday, September 9, 2012

Symmetry by Michelle Maher: Sculpture In Context 2012 at the National Botanic Gardens

Michelle's work in clay is informed and inspired by plant and botanical forms, in particular that part of our environment that is hidden from view or perhaps ignored.

She seeks to illuminate this world in her ceramic sculptures and to take a snapshot of a moment in a plants life and make it assessable to all. In exploring these concepts - clay with its amazing vigour, vitality and fluidity gives her the freedom to create wonderful textures, colours and forms. Michelle is especially inspired when working on large site-specific outdoor projects and she often designs her sculptures for installation in water. She has been involved in a number of large-scale Public Art projects in recent years.