Fossicker pays homage to the childhood fun of hunting and gathering. It transports me back to a time when the magic of life was to be explored and enjoyed.
Beginning with a central self-styled portrait, recycled fibres have been hand stitched, twisted, coiled and manipulated into a mushroom-like formation. The attached labels, buttons and the like, not only represent these treasured finds but also create a metaphor for what I love to do best. It is this intense passion to recycle, reuse and reinvent that totally exemplifies my style of creative endeavour.
fabric coils, hand stitched buttons, labels
21 x 32 x 32 cm
Judges of the 2012 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Guido Belgiorno-Nettis AM (Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW and Director of the Transfield Foundation), Natalie Wilson (Assistant Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of NSW) and Professor Janice Reid AM (Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney and Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW).
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