Mikaela Castledine is an award winning artist and published writer, with a BSc in Applied Science and an MA in Writing and Literature. She has been a professional artist for nearly 30 years, working in collage and sculpture. She was born in the Western Australian wheat-belt, grew up in the Perth hills and returned with her family to live in Kalamunda in the early 2000’s. She is best known for her crochet sculptures of animals and architecture which have won many awards including at Sculpture by the Sea and the prestigious Mandorla Art Award in 2018.
Featured WorkThey Are Only Sleeping 1,2 & 3
- Year: 2019
- Materials: Crocheted polypropylene and galvanised steel
- Size: 80 x 80 x 15 cm, 70 x 80 x 13 cm, 80 x 80 x 15 cm
- Price: $1,200 ea
Large numbers of road kill kangaroos line our highways but we choose not to acknowledge the wholesale, accidental killing of our national animal. What makes some animals important and others disposable when even in death they are so beautiful?