About Desiree Charmaine

I studied two years of a Fine Arts Painting degree. I transferred and completed a degree majoring in Anthropology (study of human culture) and English in Melbourne, and undertook a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Creative Writing). I have written essays and novels and poems, and i enjoy creating art that questions our existence.

The clockwork parts necklace

I made this necklace out of clockwork parts and a clear quartz crystal and gold wire. I have not used gold wire in a while, it was a refreshing change. I was listening to chants by the Gregorian monks and in a meditative mood. The space was clear and i felt a calm energy. I think i’ve always been inspired by the structures of cathedrals and you can see it a bit in this piece. Like the round windows at the top of a church and a spire.

The girl and the phoenix

It’s a cold rainy day and i’m in bed. This is an artwork i worked on. It’s a girl holding a phoenix with a jade seal and a black jade cup. The story is that when my mum let me wear one of her pendants she told me it was given by our relative. My mum told me phoenix is for girls and dragons are for boys. The jade seal and black jade cup are for remembrance. A long time ago when i was not well and hallucinating to the West having visions to the East i bought this jade seal and black jade cup in an antique shop. For some reason i was really drawn to it. The jade seal has a small chip on the dragon’s tail and and the cup fell from a table one day and chipped slightly. It is said that when jade breaks it breaks to protect you. So coming full circle, i somehow only just realised it. To show my appreciation for the jade that broke to protect me i wanted to do this drawing. I guess its time. At least in this drawing, the energy of the jade and the memory of its soul and completeness still exists in another realm.

Desiree Charmaine Lau
Desiree Charmaine Lau

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My name is Desiree Charmaine Lau. I studied two years of a Fine Arts Painting degree I transferred and completed a degree majoring in Anthropology (study of human culture) and English, and undertook a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Creative Writing). I have written essays and continue to write Fiction, Fantasy and Poetry. I have a penchant for darker themes and love to explore the darker side of life. I love creating dark art and art that explores the subconscious mind and the afterlife. I love exploring and understanding the nature of existence and trying to write poems and novels that describe how I feel. I create art that is searching for answers and jewellery that reflects a kind of quiet spirituality.

Merry Blue the dragon

This is Merry Blue my dragon he flew in the window for Christmas. He has been sitting outside to dry for quite a while. He now rests in our display cabinet. He couldn’t decide if he wanted to be blue or green so he rolled in both colours of paint. Actually once I made a dragon out of playdough as a gift for someone. And i kind of had nostalgia about it hence i tried to make Merry Blue. Merry Blue looks more real though. Hope to work more with clay.

Sally and Pierce the skeletons

The skeletons Sally and Pierce. They are holding a small white coffin between them. Representing the loss of life of their child, or holding between them life that was lost. Or feeling the weight and representing the loss of their lives between them. Or the loss of their shared life. Interpretations are boundless. Or Sally and Pierce could just be holding a loaf of bread between them for breakfast.

I love this sculpture piece, it was very true to form to what i wanted to say

Desiree Charmaine
Desiree Charmaine

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My name is Desiree Charmaine Lau. I studied two years of a Fine Arts Painting degree I transferred and completed a degree majoring in Anthropology (study of human culture) and English, and undertook a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Creative Writing). I have written essays and continue to write Fiction, Fantasy and Poetry. I have a penchant for darker themes and love to explore the darker side of life. I love creating dark art and art that explores the subconscious mind and the afterlife. I love exploring and understanding the nature of existence and trying to write poems and novels that describe how I feel. I create art that is searching for answers and jewellery that reflects a kind of quiet spirituality.

The clock that stopped bracelet

I made this charm bracelet on a chain. I think the clock on it which was a find stopped for the person wearing it a 4.10pm. Spooky. Amethyst leaves and matching antique keys and a mother of pearl bead. Think it will be my bracelet for now. Tried to choose waterproof materials.

Desiree Charmaine Lau
Desiree Charmaine Lau

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https://desireecharmaine.wordpress.com
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https://instagram.com/desireecharmaineart
My name is Desiree Charmaine Lau. I studied two years of a Fine Arts Painting degree I transferred and completed a degree majoring in Anthropology (study of human culture) and English, and undertook a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Creative Writing). I have written essays and continue to write Fiction, Fantasy and Poetry. I have a penchant for darker themes and love to explore the darker side of life. I love creating dark art and art that explores the subconscious mind and the afterlife. I love exploring and understanding the nature of existence and trying to write poems and novels that describe how I feel. I create art that is searching for answers and jewellery that reflects a kind of monastic spirituality.

The baby pierced by keys – Key series prototype sculpture

Keys series prototype sculpture

From the crystal begins life, so we are all born. Our soul is water and yet crystal, soluble yet eternal. The keys represent choices. A baby pierced by choices. A variety of many choices. Some will be important, some will be new doorways to learning and discovery. Its twin in the cradle, swinging softly. Time stands still for a moment. Let us remember, we are planets unto ourselves.

Edward our friendly skeleton friend

Edward was born in a factory with his brothers and sisters. It was cold, it was dark. Edward was then brought to the Orphanage where he resided in a blanket of plastic packaging wondering if he would ever find a home. He was very happy to be adopted and given his very own glass dome, complete with a hand painted and hand crafted coffin and a broken guitar. The moss at his feet reminded him so much of graveyards he heard only existed in heaven. He has since lived on the dining table of Des. Been the subjects of jokes ‘Edward is watching us eat, i think Edward is hungry.’ Edward is home.