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elise cameron-smith : southern lights


Elise Cameron-Smith

Creations by Elise Cameron-Smith speak of the timeless and resonant appeal of solid timber, patiently shaped in human hands. From her quiet studio (a converted shipping container in rural New South Wales), she carves small sculptural pieces with strong organic forms, showcasing the tactility and warmth of each unique timber.

'Southern Lights' cuts an elegant figure, its linear curves and open form reminiscent of a shell, a gull's wing, or the sun-bleached bones of a whale.

Hand-carved from white beech bound in raffia and fine twine, and bearing stiff sails of translucent natural hide, this poetic piece is full of kinetic energy poised to set sail. Its nautical beauty will inspire a little wanderlust whether displayed as part of a n interior vignette or inspiration by your desk or bedside; Elise's wooden boats make a memorable gift for adventurous spirits, children with big dreams, and anyone with salt water in their veins...

'Southern lights' rests upon a movable brass prop for stability.

made in Illawarra, Australia

materials : white beech, raw hide, raffia, brass, cotton cord

measurements :

  • height 42cm
  • width 32cm
  • depth 15cm