Working across drawing, sculpture, textiles and installation, Lia McKnight’s current practice finds inspiration in the natural world to explore themes of life, death, sex and magic.
Intrigued by the idea of secret worlds thriving beyond our awareness, McKnight’s work reveals a sense of magic in the natural world.
Throughout her practice, McKnight returns to the core themes of transformation and the interconnectedness of all things. Her current work continues these concepts, speculating on the nature of being by referring to the everyday alchemy of growth and decay.
Deep in the dark is inspired by banksia nuts from around the bushland and coastline where she regularly walks. McKnight has been a practicing artist for over 15 years. Most recently she has been invited to participate in Melville Contemporary (2021), Joondalup Invitation Art Prize (2020), York Botanic Art Prize (2020) and presented a solo exhibition, Homely at Cool Change Contemporary (2020).