Little Women in Mixed Media

April 2016


Artist Kirsten Biven has generated a series of 8 mixed media art pieces from collaborative processes during winery psalms workshops for the interdisciplinary artwork, 1868 Alcott Chenin Blanc. Each of the finished pieces are 35cm X 25cm (unmounted) and hold a value of $350.00 each when mounted. Developed from drawings of dancers Katie Chown, Jacqui Otago and Esther Scott during rehearsals with choreographer Frances Barbe, composer Anna-Kat Hicks as well as artist Kirsten Biven, each work offers a glimpse of a creative process in an artistic product. 


The provocation for the 1868 Alcott Chenin Blanc artistic work was a quote from the novel Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: “I’m not afraid but it seems as if I should be homesick for you even in heaven” (1868). The artists’ response to this provocation was an invitation to the viewer to respond: Taste the unashamedly nostalgic flavour of sweet sorrow etched into the threads of time. Joyful notes of spring and roses burst through smoky reminiscence to delicately weave a waltz of memories.


Ash Imagery Jacqui 1  Ash Imagery Jacqui 2  Ash Imagery Jacqui 3 

 FullSizeRender Ash Imagery Jacqui 1

 FullSizeRender Ash Imagery Jacqui 3

FullSizeRender Ash Imagery Jacqui 2jpg


Katie's Chair 2 Katie's Chair 3

 FullSizeRender Katies Chair 2

 FullSizeRender katies chair  



To arrange a viewing, or to purchase one of these evocative pieces, please contact Kirsten directly on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.