Ester is an independent artist/craftsperson who lives and works in Melbourne. After studying Sumi-e and Calligraphy for many years she has been influenced by the Japanese aesthetic.
Her recent work is a hybrid of craft, of pattern and decoration and of abstraction. It belongs to a community of practice which addresses textiles, fibre art, colour and form. Pattern and decoration play a significant role in informing her work. Pattern, a visible regularity in nature, or in a manmade design, is a universal phenomenon. As such it permeates every aspect of human existence. Patterning is also a universal form of decoration. Ornamental design and repetition of motifs have been used in every culture known to man.
Ester is currently undertaking a Master of Fine Arts at RMIT, Melbourne.