Here Be Dragons

 

Here Be Dragons is showing at FELTspace, Adelaide, during the month of November. Exploring new printmaking techniques during a recent international residency, the title borrows from the language of medieval cartographers to reference the unknown outer edges of life that, albeit treacherous, are worthy of inquiry.
 The installation reflects upon the overwhelming sorrows and riches of a life as it finds itself pushed into these uncharted spaces. The artist, as maker and explorer, exploits 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, molded 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.

Cassie Thring Here Be Dragons inkjet on paper, white clay, underglaze, dimensions variable, (installation view)2017.

Cassie Thring Here Be Dragons inkjet on paper, white clay, underglaze, dimensions variable, (installation view)2017.

Small Sorrows (detail) , white clay, underglaze, dimensions variable 1/37  2017

Small Sorrows (detail) , white clay, underglaze, dimensions variable 1/37  2017

 
 

Huge thankyou to the wonderful FELTspace team, and the Adelaide Central School of Art Graduate Support Program for their support and gallery good vibes.