Luceo non Uro (I Shine, Not Burn)

Luceo non Uro (I Shine, Not Burn) by Brenna Jenson is our latest installation at Wide Open Road Art.

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Luceo non Uro (I Shine, Not Burn), Brenna Jensen, 2015, silk and stainless steel yarn, linen, copper filament, wool & stainless steel yarn, hemp paper thread, wild Cricula silk cocoons and spun Circula silk fibre, thread, redwood timber Victorian silk spindles
Luceo non Uro (I Shine, Not Burn), Brenna Jensen, silk and stainless steel yarn, linen, copper filament, wool & stainless steel yarn, hemp paper thread, wild Cricula silk cocoons and spun Circula silk fibre, thread, redwood timber Victorian silk spindles
Luceo non Uro (I Shine, Not Burn), Brenna Jensen, 2015

These knitted cocoons are inspired by delicate woven structures found in nature, specifically the Urodid moth cocoon and incorporate fine threads of silk, linen, wool, copper and stainless steel. The golden cocooons are wild-harvested silk cocoons of the Cricula silk moth which has been spun onto silk spindles.

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Like many floating wombs, these life-giving vessels, interwoven from a continuous thread, represent fate and destiny. They are reminiscent of Victorian gas mantles with their metallic impregnated fibres that glowed to light the path. The title refers to the motto of the blacksmiths who desire to fashion metal to the point of shining.

For more information, contact Wide Open Road Art at helen@wideopenroadart.com or 0425 878 075.

Launched!

Castlemaine’s new and compact art space, Wide Open Road Art, was launched on Friday evening to coincide with the opening of the Castlemaine State Festival. 

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Our 2015 program has been kicked off  with works by Wide Open Road Art curators  and Helen Mathwin and Susie Elliott

Susie Elliott and Helen Martin, Our Mary Still no. 2, 2015, first panel
Susie Elliott and Helen Mathwin Mary Still no. 2, 2015, cotton thread on velvet, first panel
Susie Elliott and Helen Martin, Our Mary Still no. 2, 2015, second panel
Susie Elliott and Helen Mathwin Mary Still no. 2, 2015, thread, velvet, acrylic paint, Perspex, second panel
Wide Open Road curators Helen Martin and Susie Elliott
Wide Open Road Art curators Helen Mathwin and Susie Elliott

For more information please contact helen@wideopenroadart.com or 0425 878 075