Mahlimae - "You are, I think, an evening star, the fairest of all stars"- stone clay, glass, quartz, citrine - 12 & 8cm (4.7"&3.1")
Nicole Watt aka Mahlimae (Australia) is an internationally exhibited self-taught mixed-media sculpture artist living and creating in the wilderness of Southern Tasmania, Australia. Her exquisitely simplistic and emotionally driven characters blossom from a world long forgotten, hidden in the shadows of imagination where the wind blows wild and the trees groan with ancient secrets born from the whispers of the ancestors. Finding inspiration in ancient ritual and folklore, Nicole’s melancholic works take you on a compelling journey into the darkness and light of human nature, drawing you in to explore the stories hidden within their subtle and fragile expressions. Each piece is carefully hand sculpted using stone clay, foraged natural materials and tattered hand-dyed textiles. The final works are pulled together by a common theme of possibility, a longing for connection and an aim to intrigue.