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1. Aftermath 2012

 


2. Aftermath 2 2012

 


3. anim[us] installation 2011 (Detail)

 


4. Nature Interupted 2010 Finalist Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2011

 


5. Mary 2010

 


6. Nature Interupted 2011

 


7. Nature Interupted 2011 (Detail)

 


8. Nature Interupted 2011

 

2012
My practice explores otherworldly scenarios linked to notions relating to nostalgia, the uncanny and mortality. Often representing a journey within the dualisms of life and death, reality and fantasy, past and present, comfort and pain, self and other. Creating these ceramic works plays a role in the mediation between loss and change. I work with a porcelaneous clay body and multiple white glaze surfaces to evoke an ethereal quality and a ghostlike presence.

 

2011
The Nature Interrupted series evolved in reply to the evocative nature of a group of domestic artifacts collected from a local junk shop. These remnants of suburban Australian history initially triggered a nostalgic response that projected the solace of old domestic rituals. However, something disrupted nostalgias’ seduction and comfort; uninvited unwelcome feelings invaded the present, prompting me to question this unsettling of time, emotion and memory; and the complex character of cultural settlement within the Australian natural landscape. glazes