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Lorna Crane (NSW)

Lorna Crane has been making handmade brushes in all shapes and sizes, becoming a keeper of memories. Over time it became apparent to her that each brush holds its own story, of the places she inhabited and of the landscape where she lives.

Robert Hollingworth describes Crane as ‘having a reverential connection to the elements of the earth and [she] immerses herself into it: with body, gestures and choice of materials. Her work is a kind of choreography of the bush, a down-and-dirty embracing of it, utilising methods that often mimic how nature itself behaves, how it evolves, forms and dissolves. As such her works rely less on what is before the eye and much more on what the senses tell us; the resulting imagery being an experience rather than a depiction of something.