Textile Collage (Sydney, NSW)
Michelle Kirk is a Sydney based artist, currently working with combining metal and fiber, through collage and sculptor. Michelle was born 13th July 1971 in Sydney where she still lives with her husband and three children, teaching Yoga and meditation practices.
From a long line of very hands-on talented women, Michelle is the daughter of an accomplished printmaker, collage artist, and ceramist. She spent her childhood exposed to what she calls a “world of colour and design”, with fond memories formed tinckering in her mothers studio.
Being drawn into a world of detail and beauty in all things has seated Michelle deeply into the world of creativity. Sorting through fabric remnants bins and second hand clothing stores, finding the most beautiful lost silks, collecting metal, never throwing out a tin lid, or dandelion tea bag, and wire, the more rusted "the better “!
"The alchemy of my work is staggeringly full of beauty, almost esoteric. I love experimenting with eco dyes, boiling, pounding and pressing, and old beautiful scraps of fabric and metals wrapping, tearing, folding, bending. Importantly patience in time, watching marks appear, colours and pattern shift and change as the seasons do. I am left with yards of interesting colours and patern, no two fabrics the same. Then the puzzle begins as I place it all back together and lay my story down….” Michelle Kirk
For information on how to purchase or commission Michelle's work, please contact her below or call 0408 332 662 during business hours.
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"I find that living mindfully allows me to see, opposed to just looking. This leads into my creativity, and my creativity is my source of my meditation. I feel balance in this world when I have both. I find a connection to the environment, the energy around me. To see beyond the horizon, to feel more than I see. A labyrinth, concentric circles, the correlation of lives and relationships over history and time, ones memories and dreams becomes another’s. We dream, play, laugh, love and live. We use our tools, we leave our mark. The threads of life."