A state of being lost for words. speechless ceremonial cutting and tying of a tapestry from its loom. Detritus embedded in the weft, references the accumulation of the palatable and synaesthestic experience. Where what is spoken, suggests just as much as a pause. Connect / synchronise, in solitude, reluctantly.
A lone pillar, a rogue, last one standing, adorned with the branding and seduction of food wrappings, imagine the complete structure as a landfill acropolis. Of the Doric order; most ‘pure’ and institutional form is plastered with ephemera and the solid column is stitched and stuffed into a modern context much like the recycled neoclassical.
These Goose and/or Duck feathered wall hangings utilise the nestling cone shapes to form a bed and nest. The spiral re purposes about 10 ft of ‘birdies’ and the wreath is made of 8 rings bound together for a 3 tier depth.
Stemming from ties, this blooming gathering of plaited, woven and stitched plastic, ribbon, rope, sponge and wool has been doused in glitter and varnish to resemble dew or resin secretions of this most irregular advertisment for nectar.
Folded magazines with thousands of stamps pasted in as brackets along with train tickets to fashion a Doric column form. Resembling the early stages of the Fibonacci sequence, imagine Brancusi’s ‘Endless Column’ as a family tree.
Canary bird cage with 35mm film woven into the bars, stitched in place with empty coloured biro tubes threaded into spaces for doors. Yaught varnish applied to reinforce and 5 meter cable braided in cerise to compliment the blue cage. The tortoise shell like illuminated negatives cast a warm hue punctuated with the sprocket holes projected onto surrounding walls.
6 soft toys were de – limbed and decapitated, then reassembled with 1 body part from the other 5 stitched onto each of the torsos. Holding hands and touching toes, the chimeras encircle the light shade like a fireside gathering. The column, base and cord of the lamp are braided in a viscerally provocative red continued over the hybrids bound as if sacrificed to the flame.
Packard Bell Computer shell threaded and braided with a mishmash of ribbon like scraps (this has been on the go for years). Hundreds of ring pulls tied in to link each strand surrounding a glazed ceramic mask. Day-Glo mattress and entry at the rear for a great Cavy chillaxation zone.
Up-cycled via pop art formalism, this blanket bricollage celebrates via obfuscation, the decorative and designed in the wrapping that becomes totally disposable as soon as any content no longer remains. This framing of views onto the packaging, like a view through a trellis out to a landscape, cleanse jaded perception of branding and supermarket aesthetics of the QR code.