Diane Mattiske appreciates the treasures that nature provides so walking, observing and photography are all important aspects of her creative journey.
Native foliage is of particular interest and features regularly in her artwork. Dyeing fabric and yarns with found leaves and garden prunings brings a sense of joy and delight to the artist.
Mattiske predominantly works with recycled fabrics which she hand-dyes to create two-dimensional fabric collages incorporating techniques of hand and machine stitching.
Mattiske frequently participates in both juried and group exhibitions. She has hosted a solo exhibition and has been a feature artist at CrossXpollination in Colac, Victoria. Her work is in private collections around Victoria.
A Leaf of Leaves
Retail Price: NFS
Dimensions: 120 x 78 cm (H x W)
Statement: Discarded woollen blankets were repurposed through a process of hand dyeing with plant matter. Locally sourced foliage provides clearly defined leaf motifs in earthy colours, heightening an awareness of the diversity of Australian native plants. This artwork portrays a deep sense of connection to the beauty that abounds in nature.
Photographer: Diane Mattiske
© Diane Mattiske