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Lily Mickaill Petrography

Work by Lily Mickaill
Work by Lily Mickaill
Work by Lily Mickaill
Work by Lily Mickaill

Rocks hold the history of the earth and are the foundations of its future. My unique forms expose a range of textures, colours and visual possibilities, inspired by the potential to mould clay and manipulate materials, creating distinctive surfaces. The rocks were an organic inspiration, turned obsession. I travelled to new and familiar destinations, each telling an individual story, like a fingerprint. I explored rock-dominated landscapes such as Cabbage Tree Island, Bundeena, Jenolan Caves, Burralow, Blue Mountains, Cox’s River and Turimetta Beach, resulting in a rich visual journey.

Influencing artists:
Andy Goldsworthy
Ken Unsworth


Colo High School



HSC year