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Maura Hawkes

Maura Hawkes explores natural materials and their traces as a way of interpreting her personal relationships with the earth.

Recently, Maura’s practice has centred around collecting materials for her work from the forest, assembling multiple elements within each piece. For example, collaging using bark, creating wood block prints from fallen trees and sculpting using clay excavated from beneath the forest floor. She is interested in how objects can be holders of memory, particularly in rituals around grief. Maura pays close attention to the lightness of her work, as well as its interaction with sunlight. She also considers themes of time, while looking at the rhythms and patterns seen in nature.