Elisa Jane Carmichael
We see your hands weave with us (RESERVED), 2018
Discarded wire and Ungaire, Approx. 110cm x 65cm diameter.
Photo: Louis Lim
When I visit our ancestors weaves in museum collections, I see their hands weaving. When I weave with our ungaire, I see our ancestors hands holding the ungaire. Each woven section demonstrates the process of learning and regenerating weaving, and the journey of learning coiling, twining, looping, plaiting and string-making. This process has led me to learn from my mum how to do the traditional loop and knot weave from Quandamooka Country. The discarded wire structure found by my sister was once used to protect a plant in its new growth of regeneration.