Fungi Paper Lamps
With Michelle Day
10am-4pm Sunday 6 June 2021
$160 per person
Includes all materials. Participants may bring patterned or special paper to experiment with, if desired. Participants should also bring their own lunch.
Create an intriguing, paper illuminated sculpture through Japanese paper hinging techniques. These techniques mimic the gills/lamella on the underside of mushrooms and other fungi and can be used in numerous forms. Creating artworks through this technique is meditative and calm, and requires patience and focus. The illuminated paper sculptures created in this workshop may be appreciated simply for their sculptural form and texture or be used as ambient lamps in your home.
About Michelle Day
Michelle Day is an Australian-based sculptor and Installation artist. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has been the recipient of several prestigious grants. Michelle completed her MFA (by research) at Chiang Mai University Faculty of Fine Art in 2017 and her Bachelor of Visual Arts at The Australian National University School of Art in 2009 in Textiles and Sculpture.
Michelle uses light and illumination as a key material throughout her art practice and sees it as a representation of warmth, hope and life.
“Michelle Day’s illuminated sculptures are dream-like forms that appear simultaneously abstract, organic, translucent and delicately waxy. Strongly influenced by the evolution and application of science, technology and organic forms in nature, the sculptor aims for her work to have both a comforting and disconcerting effect on the viewer. Each work possesses a sense of humour, mystery and whimsy. Many of Day’s works exist as both art installations and as functional interior objects. Her works facilitate light to create a sense of warmth and ambience for the owner.”
Emily Cones-Browne, Art/Edit Magazine
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