Maria Cook: The Kimono's Journey - Function to Art
Wed 30 Jan - Sat 16 Feb 2013
Exhibition opened at the Post Office Gallery by Mr Mark Guirguis on Sat 2 Feb 2013 @ 1.30.
Local artist Maria Cook has a passion for textiles and stitch. She has been collecting vintage kimonos for years, drawn to the unique designs, types of weave and dyes, together with the special stories and history. Important to her creative journey and Imbued in each work is the symbolic union of east and west, coupled with a sense of renewal and new life she is able to create.
Image: Empty Vessels, 2012 (detail) silk, linen and cotton 138(h) x 99cm(w). Courtesy the artist