Nell x Skarfe: Mother of the Dry Tree

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Nell is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. Her practice traverses performance, sculpture, music and painting, uniquely fusing religious iconography with a rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic.

Mother of the Dry Tree (2017) is currently exhibited as part of The National: 2017 at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art. The large scale painting is a personal meditation on the time- honored biblical subject matter of mother and child, featuring the artist’s recurrent motifs of the egg, and the AC/DC charms suspended from tree branches. 

The Nell scarf is digitally printed on a luxuriously soft cashmere modal and hand-finished. The dimensions are 158 x 110cm.

About the Artist

Born 1975, Maitland, New South Wales. Lives and works Sydney. In creating her dramatic, idiosyncratic works Nell draws on an eclectic selection of material, ranging from the sacred to the popular. Key themes across her practice include Buddhist philosophy, rock ‘n’ roll, mortality, sex, rebirth...

About the Store

Scarfe in Potts Point, Sydney, specialises in unique, high-end scarves from around the world. In addition to sourcing and selling theh work of independent textiles designers, Skarfe also works with critically acclaimed Australasian artists on niche wearable-art collaborations.