3. Claire Beausein (WA)

3 April, 2022



Wild silkworm cocoons stitched together with silk thread, museum insect pins on cotton rag paper, 125 x 71cm


Artist Statement

“As with a moth’s chrysalis, the Chalice holds and shrouds the miracle of transformation. The meditative work to prepare and stitch the hundreds of silk cocoons became a journey of wonder as I discovered the endless variations held in the one genetic blueprint. A window to creativity and transformation emerged, conveying the gravitas of profound change with the fragility of lace. Chalice speaks of reorganisation and renewal, the tenuous nature of life and of infinite creativity springing forth.”

About the artist

Claire Beausein is a contemporary Australian artist who works primarily with hand formed paper and assemblage. Inspired by nature, Beausein chose to live in Broome in the remote Kimberley of Western Australia for over 25 years. She has exhibited widely, with over 20 solo exhibitions and won numerous awards, as well as a mid-career fellowship in 2012. Professional development includes residencies at The Paper Mill and The Natural History Museum of Basel in Switzerland, and Awagami Paper Factory in Japan.


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3. Claire Beausein (WA)

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