Wednesday, 27 February 2008

The Hedonism Handbook

"You are not a to-do list, series of responsibilities or a roster of achievements. Your life consists of much more than that, and your foremost responsibility is to yourself (unless of course you have very small children, in which case your nirvana may be temporarily compromised.)"

The Hedonism Handbook: Mastering the Lost Arts of Leisure and Pleasure by Michael Flocker

A showing coming up at TROCADERO Art Space next year is embroidered works of my to do list

here is a bit of my proposal for
Mummy Packaging


Bowls – dessert, soup, breakfast – wrapped in fabric with my daily list of what I need to do to keep my life running as a mother (two children under five), associate producer with Next Wave, coordinator of Allan’s Walk and also an artist, embroidered onto the fabric stretched over the mouth of each bowl.

365 bowls (once for each day of the year) will be covered, embroidered then stacked in the space. Viewers will be invited to touch and rearrange the bowls and their stacks.

The stacks will be unstable and unpredictable – bowls may smash. The stacks are like my life as a mother kinda just keeping balanced.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Ararat Drinking Water Fountain

Coming up for me in 2009 is a show at Ararat Art Gallery.

This gallery space is in a very small rural township about 2 hours or so from our home in Eaglehawk. The space specialises in collecting and presenting textile works.

The director is fantastic to work with and last week he emailed through some images of a Water Fountain in the township.

It is a bit tricky to make out the words - but they read Grace, Majesty,

Due to the drought the drinking fountain hasn't been in operation for many years - a waterless fountain. He said each time that he went past the fountain he thinks of my work - isn't that great!

Previous bodies of work include quilts and wall papers of a Queen Victoria Statue here in Bendigo and also a Wall Paper Fountain.

We are visiting Ararat next Wednesday so I can get a good look at this fountain & I hope the beginnings of a new work will unfold!

Monday, 25 February 2008

Home Birth

This is the second in the series of home birth/made at home stitch work.

Mumma and her bubba - using running stitch and daisy chain.

Let see how it goes in the competition!


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