Porcelain Flowers is a solo exhibition by artist Michelle Perrett, the culmination of a body of work she created and research she undertook during her six month artist residency award at Eramboo, sponsored by Northern Beaches Council.
Michelle employed ceramic techniques to create a series of finely detailed handmade porcelain sculptures that echo botanical illustrations.
In her exhibition isolated ‘cut flower’ forms take on metaphysical qualities and investigate cultural relationships of flora within the environment. Her delicate sculptures respond to the history of threats to native plant species and their adaptation and survival within the unique ecosystems of Ku-ring-gai National Park. The exhibition showcases the medicinal powers of its flora and the economic and ornamental value of the indigenous flowers of Garrigal land.