Monday, October 27, 2014

Nature's Art From Wild & Woven

Imagine wandering through a beautiful forest when out of nowhere a giant sequoia portal appears. What you are seeing is probably the work of David Digapony. This amazing sequoia circle is pictured in the Redwood Forest near Warburton, Victoria, Australia. Ephemeral art, woven sculpture, and basketry made from the treasures he finds in the forests comprise the beautiful creations which can be found at Wild & Woven.


Ephemeral Art




'Magic Portal'
Sequoia circle
Redwood Forest, Warburton




'Sentinel'
Interwoven mountain ash branches
O'Shannassy Aqueduct, Millgrove






Natural materials including branches, sticks, and vines are intricately woven over many hours to create a completely unique form which corresponds with nature itself. David does commissioned work for public spaces, festivals, and community gatherings.


                                                                                                 









Basketry



Using a random method of weaving gives each of Wild & Woven’s baskets a truly unique design. Each root and vine has its own composition which slowly begins to define the texture and shape of the finished basket throughout the course of the weaving. Most are irregular in shape and the final form is the result of many hours of creation.


         Tree Fern Roots




Large 'Baby' Basket
Wongo Wonga Vine





     

'Baby Nest'
Random Weave Basket





            
 
                                                                                                            

                     
Random Weave Nest
Grass and Moss



'Tangled'
Random Weave Basket
                             

               
                           
                                                                                                                 


   

   
   
                                                                                                                               






The Yarra Valley provides a location to search and harvest the twisted vines, roots, and branches which are then carefully assembled in a process which David states is both “ancient and meditative.”



Yarra River, Warburton 



Wall Art



'Winter Moon'
Pandorea Vine and
Leptospermum Roots






Both coarse and delicate textures are reflected in David’s wall art with which he seeks “to create works which resonate with nature’s wild essence.” His inspiration comes from the beauty of the natural materials themselves.



               








While wandering through the forest on your next adventure, if your discoveries include a magic portal, continue on your course and discover where the doorway leads....



David Digapony


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