Catherine Truman, Hybrid-brooches, 2012, English lime wood
Catherine Truman, Hybrid-brooches, 2012, English lime wood

Catherine Truman, <em>Fluro-plants</em>, brooches, 2013, thermoplastic, silicone, silver, steel
Catherine Truman, <em>Lush-brooches</em>, 2013, shell, thermoplastic, silver, steel
Catherine Truman, Hybrid-brooches, 2012, English lime wood
Catherine Truman, Red Shell, brooch, 2011, English lime wood

Catherine Truman has been working with scientists, such as natural scientists, anatomists, histologists and neuroscientists for several years, and is fascinated by the similarities between research laboratories and artist’s studios. She has realised that the disciplines of art and science both rely upon intuition and practical hand-skills: that the human touch is vital in all fields of endeavour. For her exhibition in 2013 Catherine Truman has collected flotsam, natural and man-made, from the urban beaches near Adelaide, South Australia. She translates these materials into a language of her own in order to understand both the place from which it has come and the life it represents, creating new forms and enchanting new species that evoke a sense soft ambiguity and wonder.