Work by Louise Weaver

Weaver, E 2005, Work by Louise Weaver, (Creative Work : Visual art).

Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

Title Work by Louise Weaver
Author(s) Weaver, E
Year 2005
Type of work Visual art
Outlet After nature, Lake Macquarie city art gallery,
Dates 18/03/2005 to 04/04/2005
Medium Lambs wool, japanese silk, diamantes, synthetic fur and cotton thead over high density foam, clear a
Summary "Diamond Mask (Ain't too Proud to Beg) 2004 was one of four works by Weaver included in After Nature, curated by Sally Couacaud. Other exhibitors were Lauren Berkowitz, Rosemary Laing and Janet Laurence. The work of each explored and negotiated notions of nature and landscape.

Weaver uses sculpture to explore nature's way of working rather than its appearance: through re-growth, decay, metamorphosis and transformation. Her work added a challenging element to a display of the diverse concerns and metaphorical strategies the artists utilised to challenge the imagination with layers to navigate towards appreciating the complexities embedded in the term 'nature'. 'Weaver's world is a realm that incorporates the real and the imaginary, nature and culture.

Her creatures have their beginnings in nature, being cast directly from real animals using the high density foam moulds of taxidermy, but then, like a taxidermist run amok, Weaver abandons their natural skins, instead adorning her creatures with customised coverings of exquisite and fabulous artifice.' (Sally Coucaud).

This work uses lambs wool, Japanese silk, diamantes, synthetic fur and cotton thread over high density foam with a clear and mirrored acrylic base. Catalogue ISBN 0975071521."
Subject Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
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