Sunbird Kiss

Whilst staying in my Uncle’s house on Hammond Island, I was often visited by Olive Backed Sunbirds. They would chirp outside of the casement windows drawing my attention. Often seen as a couple, they sing and flutter about happily. I also have resident Sunbirds at home living in my garden. My husband and I will often observe them as we share a cup of tea together. I am a huge fan of William Morris the English textile designer and socialist of the 1900’s. In Sunbird Kiss I have picked up on  ome of the compositional techniques used by Morris.

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Sunbird Kiss
Francoise Lane

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Francoise Lane

Art is a form of expression and extension of self. My art narratives are of place, people and country of significance to me. I also think art can be a tool to see the world from a different perspective. In 2013, Francoise began creating a series of artworks inspired by her connection to Hammond Island, in the Torres Strait. Her work reflects the love of the country and experiences with family on country, which she holds dear. Every print has a meaningful story behind it that tells of cultural values living on in her family, children and grandchildren. Her artworks are translated into surface pattern designs for textiles applications for interiors, soft furnishings and built environment. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Cairns Regional Gallery and Koorie Heritage Trust, Federation Square Melbourne, and Edinburgh, Scotland. Her international collaboration with Emily Millichip was a finalist at the Creative Edinburgh Awards 2018. She creates what makes her happy, loves to use, and then shares it with the world.