Rockingham artists find inspiration in the sea and flowers for Wearable Art Mandurah pieces

Rockingham artists find inspiration in the sea and flowers for Wearable Art Mandurah pieces
Rockingham artists find inspiration in the sea and flowers for Wearable Art Mandurah pieces

A GODDESS of the sea and flowers were the inspiration for two Rockingham artists, whose works have made it into 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 performers, dancers and musicians, led by Melbourne-based artistic director Helen Duncan.

Golden Bay artist Deb Hiller created Salacia, a female divinity of the seas and goddess of salt water.

Her piece represents the beautiful but threatened coral reefs in the Oceania region.

“The white headpiece shows seaweed and the crown of thorns starfish depicting the damage it inflicts,” she said.

“I used plastic bags to represent the pollution in our oceans.

“I chose to crochet an image of the reef as it is akin to coral in that it takes a lifetime to build and can be destroyed in a careless moment.”

The beauty of flowers was the inspiration behind Khloris, created by Suzette Darcey, of Waikiki.

Plastic strapping and PVC plastic were sewn or wired into the skirt.

Crochet leaves and flowers, beaded and embroidered, with French knitting branches cover the garment.

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