'Lady Wisdom' by Octavia Miller [gouache on French cotton paper 42cm x 59.4cm]
Octavia is a Melbourne based artist who previously worked as a designer in the fashion industry for over 12 years. She has worked for some of Australia’s biggest retailers as well as high end international designers such as Marc Jacobs and Christopher Kane in New York and London. She has now returned to the creative expression and art form she has practiced since her school years and which eventually led her to explore a career in design.
Octavia’s current work is inspired by her life as a mother, woman and extrovert. She explores the complex and intimate relationships, connections and emotions of humans, capturing these through the simplicity and movement of a bare line.
I am supporting Honour Her.....
I am very happy to support Honouring You who support women through cancer research via the support of the community. I love this 'cycle of support' and I feel my work is an extension of this concept as it often explores the themes of womanhood and community.
‘I was there when he set the heavens in place,
when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep,
When he established the clouds above
and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,
When he gave the sea its boundary
so the waters would not overstep his command,
and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.’