Michele Oberdieck

Michele Oberdieck

I am drawn to biomorphic shapes found in plant growth and decay such as the delicate forms tulip petals take when making this journey. These beautiful twisted organic shapes reveal the motion of aging stopped in its tracks. It is this transformation that I aim to capture in glass. The expressive twists and turns away from symmetry create a fluidity, showing movement in the piece. The sinuous lines often evident in my vessels explore balance and expression. Colour has always been a major source for my work. I seek out inspiration from surrounding landscapes, botany, Japanese textiles, and painters such as Mark Rothko, Frank Bowling, Pierre Bonnard, and Emil Nolde.

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