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Nicola Cerini

Mangroves: Hidden Beauty- Textile Hanging

Mangroves: Hidden Beauty- Textile Hanging

Regular price $850.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $850.00 AUD
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Textile Hanging Size

H 220 x W 140cm $850

H 140 x W 89cm $450

Hidden Beauty is a textile hanging produced for 'Mangroves from the Water', an exhibition at the Gordon Gallery in Geelong, August 2021. My work was produced as a response to the experience of kayaking through the mangroves ecosystem in the Barwon Heads estuary in Victoria, Australia. The mangroves are a vital and incredibly unique waterway. I wanted to visually represent what I'd seen with the intention to build awareness of the beauty and fragility of this precious ecosystem so that we may continue to preserve it.

I was drawn to the variety of textures and layers from the water, up through the muddy root systems that almost reach the low-lying branches of the large mangrove trees. There were beautiful light spaces filtering through the branches often creating silhouettes and bands of horizontal colour in the distance representing the sky and banks of green, brackish, friendly plants. The contrast of the solid, ancient mangrove trunks against the delicate leaf and flower silhouettes was striking. Looking into these landscapes was like exploring a new world.

Hidden Beauty is a limited edition of 4 textile hangings, digitally printed on furnishing quality cloth. The artwork comes ready to hang in two sizes: H 220 x W 140cm and H 140 x W 89cm

20% of proceeds from the sale of this edition will be donated to the Australian Conservation Foundation.

© Artwork remains the copyright of Nicola Cerini and may not be reproduced.

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Here's a 3 minute film about my work.

And a 2 minute film describing my creative process.

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