Stringing Words Together
Materials: natural fibre paper, polystyrene balls, aluminium wire covered with
Technique: papermaking, paper collage
Size: 100x 60 x 15 cm (spiral); 280 x 15 x 15 cm (spread out in a line)
Description: Balls of different sizes are covered with paper made from natural fibres and joined together. These are decorated with a string of words written last century by Aldous Huxley “Words form the thread on which we string our experiences”.
This symbolises the importance of the written word in present communications and also as the means of preserving permanent records of valuable insights we have inherited from the past.
The paper covering the balls was made by Tricia from local fibres (Banana, Spinifex and Elephant Grass), and the paper covering the words is Lokta paper, made by an unknown person on the other side of the world in Nepal.
This variety of papers, and also the balls of different sizes, represent the common thread linking peoples from different cultures, age-groups and status.
Exhibited in “Not the Flat Surface” at USC Gallery in 2009 and printed in the catalogue.
Printed in “Letter Arts Review” (USA), and in the IAPMA Bulletin “Edge” in 2010.
Displayed in “Undercurrents” at Art Factory Gallery in 2011.
Exhibited in my “The Language of Nature I” solo exhibition at Richard Randall Studio in 2012
(read more information about this in my Residency Blog).