Throw is an autobiographical installation of six woven jacquard blankets derived from watercolour works on rag paper. It reflects on the artist’s life as a second-generation Italian living in Far North and Southern Queensland, with links to the Childers and Bundaberg region. Blankets have made up a significant part of Di Mauro’s artistic lexicon since the mid-1990s, and draw on the notions of comfort, familiarity and nurturing, to generate subtle undertones of protection, security and reassurance.

Image: Sebastian Di Mauro, Zucchero e Pane (detail), 2021, Jacquard woven blanket derived from watercolour on paper. Photo credit: Cian Sanders.
Sebastian Di Mauro, is represented by Onespace.
Throw 2021