The work Little Darling reflects my love and fascination with dogs. The dog has been our companion, friend and guardian for millennia and been utilised as a visual motif throughout the history of art.
My practice is process driven - recording and documenting my observations and ideas in visual diaries. The process of coiling is an ancient technique. My work is hand-sewn allowing me to produce a three dimensional form and then build in relief on the surface. The completed form is then treated with paint, clay and, in this particular work, horse hair.
Courtesy of King Street Gallery on William
Living and working in Springwood, New South Wales, Louise Kerr trained as a fibre and textile artist, influenced by a variety of cultures and artists, including Indian embroidery, 'power figures' from African sculpture and Mexican art and objects. Her practice is largely process driven, recording and documenting ideas in visual diaries. She completed both a Diploma of Art (majoring in textiles) and a Diploma of Education, and has previously worked as a secondary school visual arts teacher.
Earlier in 2016 Louise was shortlisted for the Pro Hart Outback Art Prize and invited to take part in the Ewart Gallery's International Women's Day weavingwarpweft.women exhibition. Her work has featured in numerous exhibitions over the last four decades and can also be found in both Australian and international private collections.
hemp twine cotton thread, paint, clay, horse hair
31 x 16 x 16 cm
Judges of the 2016 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Wendy Whiteley OAM (Ambassador for the visual arts), Rhonda Davis (Senior Curator at Macquarie University Art Gallery) and Barry Keldoulis (CEO and Group Fairs Director of Art Fairs Australia).
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