In our Fibre Artists Series, we'll shine a spotlight on fibre artists from around the globe. If you're a basket maker like me, you'll likely have a love for the whole spectrum of basketry arts - from functional pieces you have on your mantle, right through to fine art sculptural works like the ones we will show you in this series. There are amazing artists making brilliant work out there, and we cannot wait to showcase them for you.
We shine our first spotlight on sculpture and fibre artist, Jess Leitmanis. Jess has a palpable connection to the ocean. Her works often pay homage to the big deep and our vast natural environment. They often explore themes such as consumer culture and sustainability, and the causal loop in the relationship between ourselves and the natural world around us.