Exhibiting in Blackwood River Arts Trail At:
96 Prowse Road Balingup
0400 234 967
Lisa White - Bio
The natural world never ceases to excite, inspire and surprise me. It is the driving force that underpins my work.
Nature acts as a key for me- unlocking doors to my imagination.
I create harmonious and balanced compositions from natural materials and this practice brings me closer to understanding myself and the world.
I am fascinated by the innate beauty of the patterns, lines and colours in nature and I have strong leanings toward detail, design and repeated patterns.
I’m an avid collector and I spend a lot of time outdoors, walking, exploring and collecting. I live on the land and am surrounded by animals, birds and bush, so I have unlimited access to feathers, nuts, seeds, leaves, grasses, stalks, wood and bark, all of which I employ in my art works.
I collect, rearrange, build and transform. I gather, dry, soak and dye, I stitch, coil, weave, twine, knot, net and glue. I am attracted in general to the small, the overlooked and in the creation of my works I aspire to bring awareness and rebirth to things which usually go unseen or simply decay.
I have a deep and profound connection to the earth, the environment and remote and wild places in Australia and spend as much time as possible exploring such places. I make art from materials endemic to the area in which I find myself.
Many of my works represent a moment in time, a place which has moved me deeply, or they can be an intimate expression of a mood, a concept, a thought or a dream.
Sea Urchin Wall Work
Grape vine, pandanus, raffia, sea urchin, netted looping.
Random Weave Pod
Wisteria, feathers, hedgehog quills, random weave
Not For Sale
Coiled Gourd Vase
Giant gourd, pandanus, seed pods, coiled and netted
Emu Feather Dilly Bag
Hand plied emu feather cordage, netted, flax fibre, parrot feathers
Random Weave Pod 2
Bangalow Palm Inflourescense randomly woven, flowering native grass tips
Sea Urchin Vase
Sea urchin netted in waxed linen