Deborah White | Molecular Burst, 2019
Deborah White | Abstract Botanica - The Realisation
8 May - 30 June 2019
As a fashion designer involved in the process from design concept, to sourcing and manufacture, Deborah White is acutely aware of the waste the design industry creates, as well as the tragic impact this has on our planet.
This exhibition brings together the influences of White’s life in Africa, her career in Design & Fashion combined with her new life in Australia. White’s work reflects a minimalistic design sensibility capturing organic natural forms.
White explores the diverse aspects of design in nature, juxtaposing these with materials produced for human use. She uses stark contrasts of blacks & whites to emphasis this juxtaposition and highlight detail through simplicity - where ever possible White uses recycled materials.
“Growing up in the bush of Zimbabwe and Malawi, I have always had a deep connection with nature. For years, my grandmother & mother would take me foraging — Still to this day, I am collecting, preserving and appreciating”.