Here Be Dragons opens at FELTspace 1-18 November.
Exploring new printmaking techniques during a recent international residency, Here Be Dragons borrows from the language of medieval cartographers to reference the unknown outer edges of life that, albeit treacherous, are worthy of inquiry.
This installation reflects upon the overwhelming sorrows and riches of a life as it finds itself pushed into these uncharted spaces. As maker and explorer, I exploit the repetitive qualities of image and process to grow small collections as a strategy for resolution. An earnest search for meaning is activated through the accumulation and sorting of the puzzle pieces.
Clay, moulded by pressure of palms and fingers accepts into its own body the microscopic and emotional debris passed from the hands of its maker. Paired with an oceanic body of water, weight and depth collide to speak of the uncertainty of life's’ adventures.
Huge thanks to Adelaide Central School Of Art and their Graduate Support program for their generous grant.