"Vessel 18" by Nurit Ophir, a fibre artist creating hand woven sculptures inspired by nature.
Her art making process begins with foraging for suitable natural fibres from local parks and gardens around Sydney. While predominantly using native plant material, she also enjoys using materials that provide interesting textural contrast. The form a piece takes is dictated by the materials at hand. It’s an intuitive process which keeps her close to nature and on a meditative journey of making.
Nurit's attraction to the world of design, colour and fibre has developed over many years through studies in silver smithing, textile design, screen-printing and carpet restoration and says "I am hoping to engage people’s appreciation of the extraordinary depth of complex beauty in natural fibres."
"Vessel 18" measures 17 x 50cm h and is created with Bangallow palm, Red hot poker, Sisal and Hemp corde