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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation artist, educator,designer
Location Australia
Introduction I am an Australian Visual artist of Dutch descent, influenced by the diversity of cultures and the intensity of climate and landscape in Northern Australia. Since 1994, I have been adopting and adapting basket-making techniques learnt from Indigenous, non-indigenous and international basket makers and fibre artists to weave multiple layered stories to create woven sculpture, installation and baskets which are often ‘witty, gawky and elegant at once’ (Ooms, Australian Art Collector, 2005). I regularly exhibit throughout Australia as well as facilitate contemporary fibre art workshops nationally and within remote Indigenous communities. I value the inspiration and knowledge gained and exchanged through formulating ideas and projects that can inspire and educate using readily available materials that may other wise be a pest or environmental threat.
Interests art, music, fibre art, textiles, basketry, ecology, plant dying, natural dying, eco dying, environmental art, recycled art, up cycling, ghost nets
Favorite Movies love seven pounds, i share will smiths infatuation with box jelly fish, most beautiful, most deadly