Minaal Lawn – 'Adorned Vessel No. 17 (for Harmony)', 2023
The Adorned Vessel works, from Vessel As Deity, continues Minaal’s fascination with sculptural and aesthetic elements of traditional Hindu temple architecture. The concept of Murti (idol of worship) is abstracted through a recontextualization of the utilitarian vessel to an adorned form, edifying it beyond a container.
Minaal Lawn is a contemporary artist working in ceramics based in Glenlyon/Dja Dja Wurrung, Central Victoria. She makes intimate, domestic scale ceramic works that celebrate the reconciliation of her Indian heritage with her Australian upbringing. Her work explores cultural identity, through abstracted forms, and a language of colour. She references object symbolism, revisits childhood stories and her experience of living between two different cultures to ultimately celebrate their reconciliation. Minaal has held solo exhibitions throughout Australia and had her work included in Future Inheritance for the NGV Melbourne Design Week, 2021. She has been a finalist for numerous awards and collaborated with designers to create in-store installations and product specific works.
Material: multi object ceramic, glaze
Dimensions: approx. 34 x 34 x 38cm