Fine Art @ Hale 2021
Hold Me was exhibited as part of Fine Art @ Hale 2021.
Through the combined use of several seemingly unrelated mediums; ceramics and crochet, Holly O’Meehan’s work attempts to entice and repel the viewer through texture and medium, inspired by micro climates of native bushland and coastal landscapes found within the Great Southern region of Western Australia. The soft, flowing landscape of crocheted hills hide the harsher yet more intriguing underside of spikes, quills, thorns and teeth. An instinctive form of protection and defence. By replicating repetitive patterns found in nature, this work has developed through a combination of mimicking these elements and drawing from the artist’s imagination. "Hold Me" attempts to focus the viewers attention on notions of acceptance within a world of disfunction, segregation and discrimination; nurturing the odd and the ugly. Within a whimsically playful installation, the artist ventures to find a balance between strength and fragility.