Saturday, 27 September 2014

Log cabin revisited

 Spring is a time of colour and renewal. I am continuing exploration of the log cabin block and working on a small, experimental piece (approximately 24" x 24" or 60cm x 60cm) that looks at philosophical sameness and nuances in three Abrahamic religions. I wanted to take the log cabin, its Western representation of heart, hearth and home and reconstruct the block from different perspectives. Finding the log cabin represented in Egyptian artefacts, similar designs in the Waitangi Treaty House or in Manx patchwork - means different things depending on the context in which it is found. There were a few times when I  struggled with the messaging. I have that same sense if I listen to media coverage of the "news".The test quilt, although small, is something I'll develop into a larger format and remains an idea in progress.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Sculpture is Everything! exhibition at QAG

A wonderful day with  SAQA friends at the Queensland Art Gallery then a chance to look at Sculpture is Everything!  and purchase the catalogue ... drove home listening to the Queensland Writer's Festival broadcasts which were being hosted along the Brisbane river, nestled between the Art Gallery and GOMA. It was the best of days ..... in the best of company.