- 16”x9.5”x2.5” variable
- Bullseye Rhubarb Shift Tint billets
- From the Garden of Eden to the Courts of Versailles and the Fashion Runways of New York and Europe, clothing has always held stories and statements. Children’s clothing too, has evolved over the centuries. At one time white dresses were the clothing of young children, and did not differentiate between the sexes in either style or colour. When colour was introduced into children’s clothing pink, a pale version of red, and thus alluding to Mars, was worn by boys, and blue, with reference to Venus, was worn by girls. No matter what the shape or colour, children’s clothing holds the dreams and possibilities that exist in a new young life. They hold the stories of their conception and birth, and carry the lineage of the parents into the future. This dress is full of movement and life.I chose the colour Rhubarb Shift because of its ability to shift in colour with changes in light. It is symbolic of the changing possibilities we wear as we grow, and as generations evolve. It is abundant and self standing, and holds all the aspirations and expectations of children and their parents.
Mary Louise White
Mary Louise White
I am grateful for opportunities to communicate through the languages of art, including music, drama, literature, dance, and the visual arts. They speak directly to the heart, often without the need for words. My studio practice now concentrates primarily on cast glass.
In my practice I am concerned with composition, design, rhythm, movement, form, line, harmony, colour, balance, silence and stillness…and the stories and messages they convey when combined with purpose.
My stories are often about relationships: how we relate to, and honour and support one another, and our home, Planet Earth.
I am inspired by how the presence of beauty and art changes us. I am grateful to have studied glass with many makers at various studios, including the Corning Studio, USA, Northlands Creative, Scotland, Evelyn Dunstan Glass Studio, New Zealand, Karl Harron Glass Studio, Ireland, and in 2017 earned a masters certificate in Glass from The Australian National University School of Art and Design.