Grace Lillian Lee is a multicultural artist and descendant of the Meriam Mer people of the eastern islands of the Torres Strait. Lee’s woven necklaces and body sculptures are a modern interpretation of a technique she learnt from her mentor, renowned artist Ken Thaiday from Erub (Darnley Island). Thaiday who first taught her to weave with palm fronds — a technique affectionately referred to in the Torres Strait as ‘grasshopper weaving’, and one of the first to be taught to children. 

Skye Leong
Author: Skye Leong

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