Gulf Hut - Remnants

Holly GRACE: artist

Not On Display

About the work

In her practice to date Grace has been inspired by the natural world. Her earlier glass works were organic in form, taking their shapes and decorative elements from trees and leaves. She has written that, “human interaction with nature has always been a strong theme in my work” and that her tree and leaf forms “refer to clearing, construction and resurrection”. Those works were universal in outlook, in that they were inspired by Grace’s first-hand experience of Scandinavian as well as Australian nature. She currently makes works that engage directly with the unique qualities of the Australian landscape, and the history of human action on it. In Gulf Hut – Remnants both form (billy can) and imagery (bush hut) refer to the Australian vernacular design solution of ‘making do’, linking past to present and keeping an awareness of that tradition.
Gulf Hut - Remnants
Artist/Maker and role
Holly GRACE: artist
blown glass, fired on glass enamel paints and decals, with sandblasted imagery, gilded gold leaf interiors, and found metal handle
Billycan I: 19.0 x 19.0 x 19.0cm HxWxDia
Billycan II: 31.0 x 10.5 x 10.5cm HxWxDia
Billycan III: 17.0 x 15.0cm HxW
Credit line
Purchased 2018
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
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This is one of the glass in our collection.