My first solo exhibition is coming up in a few weeks! The amazing team at Paper Mountain Gallery are hosting it. I wanted to share a few works in progress. And invite you to the opening event - please come along at 6pm on Friday 10 March. The exhibition runs from 11-26 March, and I will post an update of my Artist Talk and Workshop.
I have using a range of natural dyes - avocado pips and skins, and bougainvillia flowers - to create some delicate flesh-tone fabrics. These are gradually becoming abstract anatomy specimen of freeform textile construction. I also have some quasi-scientific diagrams/drawings of other anatomical suggestion, which encourage exploration of the intersection of body, gender and identity.
For more information head over to Paper Mountain.
Human Becomings is a museum of real and imaginary body parts. Predominantly made from everyday textile materials, they are soft, comforting, and familiar. Displayed in specimen jars, we are invited to objectify, quantify, analyse, and explore them without being caught up in the emotional connections, memories, and experiences of our own bodies.
As humans, we are always re-imagining and re-defining who we are, becoming something new or different. Human Becomings exemplifies the constant change of human identity, and challenges how physical bodies contribute to our sense of self.
Continuing on Lex Randolph’s investigation of the impacts of gender and body on identity, the artefacts in Human Becomings represent specific aspects of the body that are connected to dynamic and fluxing gender identities.