Dagmar Maini grew up in the former Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic ) and moved to Australia 22 years ago.
Now she lives in Brisbane and makes her craft at home studio.
Being self-taught woodworker since 2014 has allowed her to explore the craft and fine tune her skills.
Dagmar is interested in materials and design that are not traditionally associated with mass production and standards of perfection.
She works with few different mediums – wooden veneers, stone veneer and starting to implement Mother of pearl.
“Lots of Marquetry artist use a scroll saw, I do all my cuttings by knife. Its more time consuming but it allows me to produce more detailed work”
Dagmar is most known for her sculptural wooden wall hangings, with modern flair. Her keen interest in Native American culture and Indigenous cultures is evident in her fascinating pieces.
“Marquetry challenges me to pay close attention to detail, every cut has intention, and I let the grain of the wood lead and inspire me! Each piece is a reminder of the close relationship that exist between us and the Mother Earth.”
Fine craft has become and undervalued aspect of todays world.
Dagmar wishes to reintroduce appreciation and awareness of quality craftsmanship to people around her and provoke any kind reaction.
SOLO EXHIBITION: Brunswick Street Gallery Melbourne, 12-28April 2019
Steiner Gallery Vienna, Jul 2020
Represented by INDIEWALLS in New York.
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