29 November 2010

vera moller





Many moons ago I worked in a non commercial gallery and studio complex in Fitzroy, and one of the local studio artists at the time was the beautiful Vera Moller. Before immigrating to Australia in 1986 from Germany, she studied Biology, Microbiology and Theology with the intention of becoming a freelance biological illustrator (such a fabulous background) - which never eventuated. I was always intrigued with her artwork (at the time she was using striped stockings and knitting large striped constructions), but unfortunately I lost touch over time. It's only been more recently that I've rediscovered her online. With the eye and curiosity of a research scientist and an enduring propensity for stripes and spots (especially stripes), she has cultivated a distinct surrealist colony of flora 'specimens' that could easily flourish in the sea or on land. They are quirky and sensuous and rhythmic and incredibly detailed, and I could effortlessly spend days languishing in her magnificent imagined world.

> Vera's work at Sophie Gannon Gallery, Vera's work at Tim Olsen Gallery, 2005 interview

12 comments:

holly aka golly said...

Thank you for introducing me to her work. It's just exquisite!

Kristen Donegan said...

these are amazing- thanks for posting!

Lauren Montanaro Norster said...

wow...these are amazing!!

gracey said...

incredible! thanks for sharing this! :)

helicopter6 said...

I had a feeling people would like her work... especially you Holly :-)

barbarabeesblog said...

Helen, you really hit my taste. I can't describe how much I like her work. I'm always desparetely fascinated by all sort of biological and microbiology subjects. LOVE it.

Hazel Terry said...

Lovely lovely work!

pea said...

oh, that's really amazing and interesting work!Fantastic!

helicopter6 said...

Most excellent Barbara. Love to hear your excitement!! And Hazel & pea, so glad you like her work too.

Kylie said...

Oh I love them! Thanks for posting about her :) Kx

To said...

I love these! Thanks for sharing...and thanks for the lovely words about my work <3

helicopter6 said...

You're very welcome Kylie & To.