2016 Shannon Hunter

Shannon Hunter
Tamborine, Australia

This freeform sleeveless vest, fastened with two handcarved wooden toggles, is inspired by a category of flora often overlooked;  the mosses, worts, fungi and lichens which abound in the rain forests of my beloved Scenic Rim, wherein I live and create. Tamborine is on the edge of the Green Cauldron, the extinct volcanic caldera of South East Queenland  which contains the World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. 

The colours, shapes and textural diversity of these amazing little plants is a never-ending source of inspiration for my freeform work, and I don't know which part of this project gave me more pleasure; the hours of walking and photographing through the cool, damp shade, or the translating of it, hour by day by month into a finished piece of wearable art.....though I don't know if we can ever say a freeform piece is "finished"....there is always just one more bit to add. 


  1. Your hours of walking and photographing paid off, this is outstanding, one of my favourites!

  2. Beautiful!! Just love it!! Agreed, there is always just one more bit to add!

  3. I really like the mixture of yarns in your piece -- the colors and textures are great.


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