Fish and kitchen gloves inspire Bertram artist’s Wearable Art Mandurah pieces

Fish and kitchen gloves inspire Bertram artist’s Wearable Art Mandurah pieces
Fish and kitchen gloves inspire Bertram artist’s Wearable Art Mandurah pieces

A DEEP-sea fish and kitchen gloves were the inspiration for two Bertram artists whose works are in the Showcase event for Wearable Art Mandurah.

The wearable creations are part of 40 successful creations that will be featured in a spectacular full-length theatrical production alongside a cast of professional theatre, dancers and musicians, led by Melbourne-based artistic director Helen Duncan.

Bertram resident Jacq Chorlton’s Fish Out of Water is a representation of a deep sea anglerfish.

In her artist statement, Jacq said she had used more than 200 milk bottles, which were washed and hand cut to make the scales.

She said that while the anglerfish was a feared predator of the ocean, the biggest predator of the ocean now was man-made plastic.

Rubber gloves are the focal point for Bertram artist Sophie Lance’s piece Kitchen Couture in the youth category.

Sophie said the huge contrast between the bright, funky form of the rubber glove when compared to its dull, boring function inspired her to create wearable art made of items from the kitchen.

“This fabulous artwork ensures that this housewife will never be overlooked again in her kitchen couture,” Sophie said.

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