The moment a child is born, the Mother is also born. She never existed before. The Woman existed, but the Mother never. "The Everlasting Gift" speaks to the unparalleled gift of the feminine; to give life, to bear life, to forever be connected to that life which transformed you from woman to mother. It is an intimate and candid portrayal of the bond between mother and child; the profound, unique, gratifying and at times painful connection, forged in blood, which may never be undone.
Mahlimae is an internationally exhibited self-taught mixed media sculpture artist living and creating in the wilderness of Southern Tasmania, Australia. Her exquisitely simplistic and emotionally driven characters blossom from a world long forgotten; a world hidden in the shadows of imagination where the wind blows wild, the trees groan with ancient secrets born from the whispers of the fae.
Finding inspiration in ancient ritual and folklore, Nicole's melacholic words take you on a compelling journey into the darkness and light of human nature, drawing you in closer to explore the stories hidden within their subtle and fragile expressions. Each piece is carefully hand sculpted using stone clay, gathered natural materials and tattered hand-dyed textiles. The final works are pulled together by a common theme of possibility, a longing for connection, and an aim to intrigue.