Whorl Hybrid II, by Jeannette Rein

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Whorl Hybrid II, by Jeannette Rein
All items in this auction were created, at least in part, on the wood lathe, with wood as the primary material. All are one-of-a-kind signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Lot #90
Whorl Hybrid II
Swan Valley woollybush, currant bush, leaf vein, sterling silver
7" x 7.5" x 7.5"

Jeannette Rein
Western Australia, Australia

An innovative West Australian designer and artist with a multifarious practice expressing a diverse range of scale and purpose. Jeannette's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, with commissions in the private and public sector.

Jeannette's work has been recognized internationally through various awards and by representation in public and private collections throughout Australia and overseas.

Artist statement: Hybrid Whorl II
This sculpture is evocative of my style of work. The concept of genius loci or sense of place is highly reflected in this artwork, in the choice of materials used, especially as they are made primarily from local Western Australian timbers and my surrounding landscape which supports and influences my art. A trained metalsmith I have on number of occasions used semi-precious metals to highlight different aspects of my sculpture, as I have here in the spines.
My forms are generally asymmetrical, spiral or elliptical in shape, which are some of the basic repeated units found in nature which acts as a central thread that runs through numerous explorations in my sculptures. The vitality of the natural form, combined with the brevity of light, shadow, surface and mass, captures the complexity of light and energy. The structure refined to paper thin – illuminates. It is my endeavour to stretch the known, imagine and create new possibilities for wood, and communicate the imperishable and untouchable spirit of living things. To create a sense of awe!