Christine Appleby - Periderm
Perceptions of the Tree Surface
Opening Night: Friday June 7th 6pm
“Angle of branch, buckled fold of bark, shaggy river of red sap. It was the seedling giving consideration to the elements, designing itself into the sky with tree undulating along the ridge.”
– Roger McDonald, The Tree in Changing Light
Christine Appleby is a recent first-class honour graduate from the ANU school of Art and Design. Her practice evokes the colour, line, shape and texture found in natural settings. She is captivated by the inventive process and infinite possibilities of weaving. She uses her chosen media, weaving, to demonstrate the rhythms and transience of nature.
While there is predictability to the natural environment, her work reveals a randomness, an unsophisticated organisation and a degree of ambiguity. The memory and essence of her experience captured in her imagination and her responses evokes those experiences in visual form. She focuses on ideas of inconsistency, imperfection and irregularity, capturing the ephemeral qualities of the natural world.
Appleby’s style has developed through her research of the Saori weaving movement.
Freestyle weaving such as Saori encourages unrestrained expression and transformation and is evident in her work. She focuses on aesthetic decisions, instead of keeping track of patterns to convey her perceptions.