Tiny Pieces of a Big Picture
Tiny Pieces of a Big Picture by South Australian artist Lisa Furno
“This piece marks a shift in my life and work, born from my move from urban to rural living. This change has not only influenced my family's lifestyle but also deeply reshaped my approach to my making.
This work focuses on the theme of pattern and repetition, inspired by the new rhythms in my rural surroundings. Delving into how repetitive patterns can soothe and stimulate, both for me as the maker and for those who view and interact with the work.
I gravitate towards reclaimed and used materials, each with its own history and texture. These materials are pivotal to my making, bridging the gap between the past and the present. Their transformation under my hands is a testament to the potential for change and reinvention.
This tactile engagement brings to the forefront the wonder of things held – the physical connection with the materials that become an extension of my thoughts and feelings.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Lisa is a maker, jeweller and artist. Her work, which is full of fun, mischief and playfulness, addresses environmental and social concerns, such as the pressing issues of over consumption and our throw-away society.
Making for Lisa is an intuitive process, that evolves with time, thought and patience. Through making, she unravels the world around her, reflects on her experiences and better understands herself.
Lisa has always been drawn to used and pre-loved materials, collected from her own trash, op-shops, hard rubbish, flea markets and picked up off city streets. she is intrigued by their imperfections and depleted selves and captivated by the sentiment and previous life they hold.
ABOUT GRAY STREET WORKSHOP:
Established in 1985, by Anne Brennan, Catherine Truman and Sue Lorraine, Gray Street Workshop is a collectively run studio and access facility for artists working in the field of contemporary jewellery and object making. The uncompromising commitment of this group of artists to their work and to a studio-based practice has enabled Gray Street to evolve into one of Australia's most exciting and respected workshops.
THIS PIECE IS PART OF THE EXHIBITION 'THE WONDER OF THINGS HELD'
THE EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL APRIL 16th, 2024. ANY SOLD WORK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION OR DELIVERY IN THE WEEKS FOLLOWING THIS DATE.
H 500 x W 240 x D 20mm
Materials: A second hand plastic kids cubby house, paddle pool and toy box
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Handmade in Australia.