Nerine Martini

Hold
2011, fired clay, 22 x 65 x 25cm
Shelter
2011, fired clay, 20 x 68 x 29cm
With my own two hands
2012, fired clay
With my own two hands (Inside & Outside)
2012, fired clay
With my own two hands (Hidden & Flight)
2012, fired clay
Two hands 1
2011, fired clay, bronze, 14 x 6 x 19cm
Two hands 2
2011, fired clay, bronze, 14 x 6 x 19cm
With my own two hands
2011/12

For this series of works I have created ceramic casts of my own hands, rhythmically layered to form archetypal boat sculptures. Boats and ocean journeys are ongoing themes within my art practice. These works are about courage, and compassion, they speak of the need for people to come together to provide strength, shelter and to stay afloat, physically and spiritually.