1500 x 1500 x 60 mm
Assemblage: natural found materials (twigs, seedpods, bones) and found plastic
‘I have been making ‘open-work’ assemblages from natural, found materials for many years. The abstract patterns and forms I currently create have affiliations with mandalas, doilies and diatoms (a subgroup of microscopic planktons). These in turn act as metaphors for universal patterns and macroscopic themes; for although the works may be materially rooted in my travels and daily life, metaphorically they speak of a much broader sense of place, spanning my cultural heritage through modern Western science to a universal spirituality.
Through its patterns and motifs, lace maps the interconnections and woven stories of home and religious life. Attention to detail, delicacy and intimate scale are attributes of my work which are common to lace. Delicate yet strong, lace reflects the structural integrity of natural forms and the human condition. Lace embodies the concept of duality (positive and negative space, yin-yang) and its transcendence via the interconnectedness of infinite designs.’