Holly O’Meehan (b. 1991) works by combining various ceramic and fibre craft techniques, finding harmony between the hard and soft.
Working in her Walyalup/Fremantle studio, O’Meehan appropriates natural forms like teeth, quills, spines and thorns, nestling them among gentler, softer textures and voluptuously rounded surfaces.
The resulting sculptural objects have a whimsical, creature-like presence; their playful and defensive structures seem to repel and beguile us in equal measure.
O’Meehan has developed her approach throughout the course of a double Bachelor in Fine Arts and Art & Design at Curtin University, a number of group exhibitions, national art prizes and several significant solo exhibitions, most recently Defence/Defiance at Goolugatup Heathcote Gallery.