Bound and Unified in Contrast

Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

Innisfail, Australia

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Artist's Description

  • An original work and first design of its kind. Image is from an old film photo.
  • Fibres used: Banana, jacaranda, philodendron draconea (all grown and collected from my own Far North Queensland tropical backyard), linen thread and raffia.
  • Technique: Woven, coiled, stitched & assembled. Estapol spray varnished.
  • Height: 460 mm x Width: 320 mm x Depth: 320 mm.
  • Exhibition Elevating the Spirit Exhibition (recently toured Townsville April 24- May 31, 2009)
  • Work is in the Collection of the Artist .

* Symbolism*

  • X – vortex, physical/spiritual realms, “as is above, so is below”, zero point,
  • vessel – containment, embodiment, alchemy, offering, inner/outer realms
  • stitching – binding, unification, direction, attachment
  • No of views: 1096 (as at 27.02.2018)


  • 1000 Plus (AU EST.5/03/2018)

ABOUT the Photo Image

  • Is one of the first successful documentations of this work, having setup indoors in my studio setting. I used, for the very first time, my newly acquired soft-box lights & specialist background roll paper for the shoot.
    It was taken with my manual SLR 35mm Pentax K1000 set on a tripod.
    (Was well before the digital camera era.)
  • Extra note – Each large fibre receptacle is a unique one off design and physically they take a long while to do, anywhere from one and up to three weeks. The larger works are made for gallery exhibiting.
    For retail commercial/merchandise viability I make the smaller, including ‘miniature’ size banana fibre receptacles. It is very time consuming, anywhere from 1 to 5 hours for each one, depending on the size and design features.

Artwork Comments

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