-Shirt Sleeve Series-
I took the time to fold
Soft Sculpture; Shirt sleeves/cuffs, pant waistband/zipper, leggings, shirt top; 126cm x 54cm x 8cm; 2014.
Easily introduced (easily dismissed)
Soft Sculpture; Lace T-shirt, Shirt Sleeves; 74cm x 43cm; 2014.
Toi tu es une vrai vaiselle
Soft Sculpture; Shirt Sleeve Seams x 34, Tank top; 89cm x 40cm; 2014.
I wish this could be paused
Soft Sculpture; Shirt sleeves/cuffs, buttons, T-shirt collars; 70cm x 52cm x 8cm; 2014.
Soft Sculpture; Shirt collar and sleeves, shorts; 50cm x 44cm x 10cm; 2013-2014.
-Shirt Collar Series-
and I gave back tears
Soft Sculpture ; Shirt Collars; 80cm x 15m x 32cm; 2014.
Oh Baby (Baby) Where is your shame
Soft Sculpture; Button-up short-sleeve shirts x8; 70cm x 42cm x 17cm; 2013.
Don’t Pick Up, Hang Up
Soft Sculpture; Dish cloths, underskirts; 118cm x 55cm x 30cm; 2013.
I am exploring the material and intimate properties of used and worn clothing; what they mean, their histories, the references to the body and the personal. This piece is an accumulation of dishcloths and underskirts, all sewn together to create a figure that is heavy and evokes a pregnant body. By mixing and fusing the underskirts with the dishcloths, I wanted to show the weight of typically invisible “women’s responsibilities” such as cleaning, dressing “respectably” and childbearing. The complex structure of the figure (it is a maze of different interconnecting pouches and pockets) is meant to reflect the complicated but invisible structures, ideologies and inequities that underly and shape these activities. Craft enables me to work with my hands, the physical labour is important. It calls on the idea of women’s work that goes unnoticed and is undervalued.
Live to sleep to wash
Soft sculpture; Pants (window washing, work on display), dishcloths (a lifetime of window dishes), bedsheets (a childhood of summer dreams), applesauce glass slippers (legs inactive).; 94 cm x 30 cm; 2013.
You’re not going to listen if you’re not going to listen you’re not going to listen
Soft Sculpture; Braided T-Shirts; 140cm x 123cm; 2013.
I dance and I sing
Invitation for inhabitation
The parents found out about their Bitch Daughter
Soft Sculpture; Sweater, Gifted Umbrella, Given Umbrella, Found Umbrella, Taken Umbrella.; 92 cm x 46 cm; 2013.
Bust for the Belly – Tits to the floor (they grow up so fast)
Soft Sculpture; Old shirt, bra; 21cm x 33cm x 17cm; 2015.
Dreams on the surface
Soft Sculpture; Pillow case, 600 Buttons; 75cm x 49cm; 2014.