Silk, Wax, Linen thread. Paper, Ink.

Silk, Wax, Linen thread. Paper, Ink.

Cotton, Paper, Ink

Cotton, Paper, Ink

Cotton, Paper, Ink.

Cotton, Paper, Ink.

Felt, Graphite, Ink, Paper.

Felt, Graphite, Ink, Paper.

Emu Feathers, Ink, Paper.

Emu Feathers, Ink, Paper.

Twig, My Hair, Silk.

Twig, My Hair, Silk.

The images above show some of my recent experiments with ‘uselessness’.

This is the beginning of a body of works that explore the intimacy of process, by valuing the unforeseen and the unexpected in gestural encounters with objects and the drawings and experiments that surround the process of making.

In these works, the attention is not on what is made, but on the act of making itself. The body, rather than being physically present through wearability, is implied through mark making and repetitious action.

…more to come.

Works in Process

August 19, 2009

Artist's personal journals, wool.

Artist's personal journals, wool.

paper. cotton, wool.

paper. cotton, wool.

Twigs, Paint, Wire.

Twigs, Paint, Wire.

Silver, Bronze, Stainless Steel.

Silver, Bronze, Stainless Steel.

Cotton, Newspaper.

Cotton, Newspaper.

Sterling Silver, Paper, Linen Thread.

Sterling Silver, Paper, Linen Thread.

As a society, we are collectively subjected to an incessant focus on that which is intolerable. Global crises dominate the media and have a very real impact on the way we perceive the world we inhabit and our personal role in it.
This collection of works utilise the repetitious actions of wrapping, hammering and stitching found in silversmithing and textile processes, to explore the material qualities of softness and subtlety. The outcome of this form of mark making inverts notions of the unbearable by ritualistically drawing attention to the small details of living…writing, reading, time in nature… which makes the everyday not only endurable, but poetic.