Holding Light is a collaborative piece exploring materiality and the intersections between cloth and glass. By creating a narrative through raw materials that typically aren’t found together, the sculptural piece investigates the characteristics of a new relationship. Seary’s background in glass combined with Watt’s knowledge of structure in cloth has blurred the line between textile and sculpture; a multi-layered cloth encases hand cut and copper wrapped coloured glass pieces within delicate handwoven pockets.
Infatuated with structure and a need to understand how things work, Daisy Watt works as a weaver, freelance textile designer and lecturer at RMIT University in woven design. Samantha Seary is a Melbourne based multidisciplinary artist using weave and experimental techniques to create unconventional, sculptural textile and glass work.