Familiar Strange explores the interconnectedness of all things in a more-than-human world through material, matter and minerals. Contemplating the Anthropocene, Julianne creates sculptural pieces at the intersection of art and science.
A response to place informs the materials and the natural scenes that are captured in the work - from the granite outcrops of Beechworth to the flows of the Murray River. Each element is extracted and elevated to express its own force. By bringing together forms and materials that surround us in the everyday, including biomaterials and repurposed waste streams, these assembled objects find a new relevance. A modern shrine is created and here the object of worship is nature. These shrines aren't built of gold. They are built of the found and familiar.