– Hand tufted in New Zealand Wool
– Designed in Australia
– Made in China
– Stock size 200 x 300cm
– Custom colour, size and shape available
Tamika Grant-Iramu is a Meanjin/Brisbane-based artist who incorporates organic patterns and imagery though the medium of relief print carving techniques. Tamika’s practice focuses on native and introduced flora, and highlights the minute details in nature that are so often unnoticed.
Through her creative practice, Tamika explores her identity, seeking ways to connect with the different threads of her Papua New Guinean, European and Torres Strait Islander heritage. Tamika’s unique artistic style brings together diverse communities of people, and through this collection aims to highlight the rug as the celebratory heart of a gathering.
“Native Resonances” depicts the Eucalyptus in its design, highlighting an iconic tree that resonates throughout the Australian landscape. The Eucalyptus may draw a sense of nostalgia – the feeling of air currents flowing through their branches, with memories of the lightning-filled skies of summer storms. The tearing of bark shows the history of each individual tree as it sheds its past experiences.