Undoings are a series of soft sculptures that have arisen out of her research into unmaking as a creative act. Manifested from deconstructing a multitude of earlier 2D landscape paintings, I am using my existing inventory to conceptually and physically explore how one might go about disrupting colonial perspectives and approaches to land. Cut up and reconfigured with remnants from other works to arrive at rotatable and flexible 3D configurations of form, colour and pattern, each piece formally alludes to the multiplicity and complexity of any one given site.
"Each Undoing produces an endless amount of arrangements that visually dissolve traditional representations of boundaries, horizon lines and space. No longer flat against the wall or stretched tight across a wood frame, their adaptability to different environments and mutating arrangement of fibre and paint breathes new potential into the material, unsettles traditional renderings of land, water and sky and physically reveals the hyperconnectivity of our shared environments; to alter one area of the canvas is to affect them all. Their protrusion into the audience's physical space draws attention to the liveliness of things and how these things / beings may have crossed into territories / space not their own. Their abject forms and potential to be in a constant state of becoming also communicates how one's relationship to a place is extremely personal and therefore unknown and always other."
Click here to listen to a short artist talk on my Undoings.