Diane Mattiske is based in suburban Melbourne. Being out in nature has always been a high priority because it provides opportunity to walk, observe, reflect and be refreshed. Inspiration comes from the colour, line and patterns found within our indigenous flora. Foliage is of particular interest and features regularly in her artwork. Working with found leaves and garden prunings to dye fabric and yarns brings a sense of joy and delight to the artist. Her resourcefulness extends to repurposing discarded woollen blankets.
Diane hosted a solo exhibition “Natural Progression” in November 2015 at Chapel on Station Gallery, in Box Hill. Diane regularly participates in both juried and group exhibitions.
Retail Price: NFS
Dimensions: 40x40cm, 16x16in (H x W)
Statement: Diane Mattiske’s art practice provokes a heightened awareness of the beauty and rich diversity of shape and colour provided by indigenous foliage.
Photographer: Diane Mattiske
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