Australian natural limestone
42.5cm H x 12cm W x 10.5cm D
This work is a sculpture crafted by hand out of Australian limestone.
Lucas Wearne is a self-taught artist, craftsperson and maker based in Melbourne. Working across a variety of materials, techniques and styles, he is best known for his natural limestone sculptures and hybrid objects that balance form, materiality and process and fuse traditional workmanship with contemporary design.
Beginning his career as a landscape architect, furniture-maker, and silversmith, Lucas’s experimental approach to object construction is process-based and centres the use of the hands and body. He is drawn to the natural properties and unpredictable nature of Australian limestone, and how dramatic variations in colour, texture and density result in highly individualised pieces. In his words, ‘unpredictability is what makes natural materials so special. Working with the unexpected to resolve the challenges that these materials present is often where the most interesting moments of a piece are found.’