Shari connects this collection (AETHER) to a quote from celebrated British sculptor and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy, in reference to the colour red in nature –
‘The red is a vein running around the earth. It has taught me about the flow, energy and life that connects one place with another’.
For Shari, this is reminiscent of where she grew up, on land enriched by red iron oxides.
‘My formative years influenced how I see the world, and defined an intimate relationship with nature…This has embedded a values system that I draw on in my artistic practice today’.