Studio visits: Michelle Kirk

Based in Sydney’s North, Guringai/Darug Country, Michelle Kirk explores the fleeting beauty of the natural world. Her use of abstraction and layering allows for multple meanings to come together upon vessels that appear ever-evolving. Each is imprinted with the spirit of the natural world, as she strives to visualise something just beyond the visible.

“My studio is an old converted carport that is attached to my home via a breezeway. The full height double doors open out to Sydney Blue Gums and I am surrounded by beautiful bushland valley. My studio is a place of treasures, artefacts, pin boards covered with inspirational pictures, drawings, photos, words and poems. It is an extension of myself.”

Featured image above: Michelle Kirk in her studio.Courtesy: the artist. 

Featured image below: Michelle Kirk, Forest Bathing Series, 2022. Ceramics, oxides, and lava glazes, works range from 10 to 30m.Courtesy: the artist.

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