Australian, born 1966
Moon shadow (black hare) 2019
hand-crocheted Lurex, Japanese bamboo tape, plastic thread over high density foam, synthetic polymer emulsion, cotton rag paper, wire, hidden talismans
John Norman Mann Bequest Fund, 2019
Inspired by fairytales, processes of metamorphosis and environmental cycles, Louise Weaver’s works exist at the intersection of reality and speculation. The relationship between animal and human-made worlds has been an enduring theme in Weaver’s practice since the 1990s, finding form in whimsical sculptural works of creatures transformed by ornamental embellishments and eye-catching accessories.
Moon shadow (black hare) belongs to a menagerie of nocturnal animals brought to life with media that simultaneously conceal and emphasise their presence. Here, the hare’s monochromatic pelt has been reimagined with fringed paper and metallic yarn, these inorganic features transporting it to a realm somewhere between the real and imagined.