Breaking Silence - Graduate Exhibition, Adelaide Central School of Art, Glenside, South Australia, 2014
The artistic question is no longer: “what can we make that is new?” but “how can we make do with what we have?” Nicolas Bourriaud
The work aims to reconcile notions of ‘the everyday’, poetically highlighting daily problems of consumption and waste. Seduced by colour, and through the repetition of material play it attempts to control the uncontrollable. My practice involves the resuscitation of the found object, making it active, giving it form, while arousing an emotive response.
We live in a world of uncertainty and unrest. One can focus on these negatives or choose to look away. My aim is to show you the world as I see it, exploring safety, protection, nurturing and refuge. The work draws from memory in an attempt to recapture a childlike perception of the world.
Plastic bottle caps & cable ties
110 x 160 x 1cm
photographer James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art
photographer by James Field, courtesy of Adelaide Central School of Art