Lisa Carrett

Opal Banksia (2021)

Glaze on Terracotta

The trauma held within the Australian landscape and simultaneously as individuals, is a theme I have been interested in exploring within my work.The tiny pods of the banksia become small, hollowed spaces, suggestive of something which could be both recognisable and foreign in the same moment. Their reflective quality, with shiny pockets of gold and opalene glaze, acts as a metaphor for this resilience, as well as reflection on our identity as Australians.

~ Lisa Carrett April 2021.

Dimensions 10 × 16 cm