Rebecca Poremba

BA (Hons) Fine Art | Class of 2021

Deeply interwoven into my life and role as a mother, my practice forms a sanctuary to express my deepest feelings and reminds me to see the beauty in the mundane. The use of circles represents connection and marking a protective boundary around something precious. Using natural materials and sustainable methods on fabric connects me to old ways and wisdom of women who lived before me.

I love to get out in nature, to immerse myself in places that feel far away from the chaos of modern-day life. When I return home, I take the feeling and materials gathered from that place and create an emotional response.

The Kimono has recently formed a significant part of my work, introduced to Japan with Buddhism, it is said that when dyed with plants, the healing properties would be transferred to the wearer. Each Kimono represents one of the five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water.