In a celebration of culture and traditional techniques, Jenni Kemarre Martiniello has reinvented utilitarian objects as sculptural forms of inherent beauty and elegance.
Forms traditionally made of pliable fibre or bush string, are reclaimed in the hard, polished medium of glass, capturing the light as it weaves in and out of the delicate spaces made between the ‘warp and the weft.’
These impeccable objects embody the essence of workmanship and design in both the original and the appropriated glass object.
“As an Aboriginal (Arrernte) artist I seek to invoke the organic ‘weaves’ and forms of traditional woven objects such as eel traps, fish traps and dillibags in my hot blown glass works, and pay tribute to the survival of the oldest living weaving practices in the world. My intention is to appropriate the contemporary medium of glass to become a vehicle for cultural expression.” – Jenni Kemarre Martiniello.
Light Weave is a collaboration between Outstation – art from art Centres and Paul Johnstone Gallery; works will be on exhibition in each gallery.