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Channel Country Rivers
Channel Country Rivers
Ebb and Flow exhibition
Ebb and Flow exhibition
Rural Landscape (below the Snowies)
Rural Landscape (below the Snowies)
Bird Series No2
Bird Series 16x24cm
On The Coast
On The Coast
Tree Line
Tree Line
Coastline
Coastline
Red Patterns 2
Red Patterns 2
Yellow Cocoon 80x38x23cm
Yellow Cocoon 80x38x23cm
Amphora Vessels photo by Janet Tavener
7 Amphora Vessels Janet Tavener Photography
Large Amphora Vessel 106x50x33cm
Large Amphora Vessel 106x50x33cm
In & Out of Drought no 5 Vessel
In & Out of Drought no 5 Vessel
black, Grey White Cocoon
black, Grey White Cocoon
"Looking With-in "photo by Janet Tavener
“Looking With-in “photo by Janet Tavener
Arkaroola Landscape( grid of 9 pieces)
Arkaroola Landscape( grid of 9 pieces)
Parrot in Flight 22x20cm
Parrot in Flight 22x20cm
Pelican in Flight 22x20cm
Pelican in Flight 22x20cm
Magpie Standing 22x20cm
Magpie Standing 22x20cm
Cooks River 56x38cm
Cooks River 56x38cm
Wind, Fire & Earth Vessels42x35x20cm
Wind, Fire & Earth Vessel 43x34x20cm
Denise_Lithgow_Black Opal 34x30x30cm.jpg
Mud Map Blue Mountains 67x43cm
Mud Map Blue Mountains 67x43cm
Living in a Felt World By Denise Lithgow
New Book “Living in a Felt World ”
showing Eroded Rock & In & Out of Drought vessels
Living in a Felt World by Denise Lithgow
Living in a felt world by Denise Lithgow
stripes_ Black, White & Grey 27x40x40cm
Stripes_Black, White & Grey
Fish Trap 20x45x19cm
Fish Trap 20x45x19cm
Bilby 81x57x26cm
Bilby 81x57x26cm

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Artist statement

Based on the landscape, and a strong sense of colour and design I react to what feels right as I create my work.

Born on a sheep property I’ve grown up with wool and so it is not surprising that felting is the process I use to create my vessels.

Once I was introduced to felt I was captivated by its tactile qualities, rich range of colours and the magical meshing of fibres which then can be manipulated into forms and shapes to create vessels. Felt is a non woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing woollen fibres. I use felt as its an ecological, sustainable textile.

Vessels are a very early utilitarian art form.  I regard my felted vessels as a pure art because they lack any utilitarian function. I create them because I enjoy them visually and at the same time know that they are part of a long history of development.

My free machine embroidery involves 2 dimensional wall works, quite often in abstract form with representational imagery. I work intuitively, responding to places I have visited.