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    Michaela Bruton
    Oomph Trajectories, 2010/2011

    Michaela Bruton was the recipient of the Sofitel / Craft FRESH! Emerging Craft Practitioners Award in 2009.  The award includes the opportunity for the winning artist to exhibit new work at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins in the following year.

    Michaela Bruton’s solo exhibition, Oomph Trajectories, investigates the illusionary possibilities of repetitive line, through mark making and hand working of wire. In this work Michaela examines how movement and rhythm can be generated through repetitive pattern, and whether this can create an illusion of life or ‘oomph’ in otherwise inanimate forms. The essence of time and hand made processes is reflected through works that pursue repetitious detailing.  

    Since graduating with Honours in Fine Art (Gold and Silversmithing) at RMIT, Michaela has continued her research into the history of traditional wirework, where evidence of the hand has been replaced by homogonous production. Referencing historical filigree techniques with materials and applications unorthodox to this process, gives her the ability to create unique structures. In part, the results remain embedded in their cultural context, whilst also identifying a cultural statement about the present.

     

    Michaela Bruton

    Oomph Trajectories

    The Lobby

    Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

    December 2010

    March 2011