Dictionary.com defines lace as “a netlike ornamental fabric made of threads by hand or machine”. In September 2011 while my sister and I were holidaying in Sydney, we went to an exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum which featured artworks created around the theme of lace. These beautiful pieces were so delicate and we were admiring of the many hours of intricate work that had gone into their creation.
But as is the case in any art exhibition there were some pieces which were unusual or weird or that we simply didn’t understand. We decided to undertake our own study of lace during the rest of our holiday and began taking photos of lace in nature. Often one of us would stop suddenly, call out “Lace!!” and start taking photos of something quite inconspicuous. It became all-consuming and we amused ourselves greatly!
These photos were all taken in the Blue Mountains and were our attempts to capture the delicacy that is nature.