Its been a month (or so)
since Forest was installed iIn the Little Red Train at Ceres Environment Park…..
All in all it was a success.
A friend suggested that the measure of success was… did you like it in the space?
Would you do it again…
below are a few of my favourite images
For more images and comments go to….. FOREST
Standing in the space and just… listening
A wonderful travelling journey
woven and dense
with memory and transience
I think of the train
of my own journey’s and restlessness
and the constructions i have about settling in one place
so much movement woven into each empty nest
is an installation of nests and Textured Paper Drops
that i am currently building in the Little Red Train at CERES Environment Part in
East Brunswick , Melbourne.
This installation has evolved out of 4 years of gentle development that started in the Solo Residency I undertook at Victoria University.
I thought it was going to be a dance piece
a textural poem that moved through the seasons telling a story of a tree and the bird woman who weaves nests…..
but it seems it is an installation.
the tree is woven through the space and will be echoed in the paper drops,
the bird woman it seems is me,
I still hope to make movement for it and create a performance in the Forest.
When i look back through my books, my ideas about fragility, weaving, nests, seasons, growth and death all have accumulated in this work
It’s exciting to see and feel this.
The art has taken me on its journey..
and .my first solo exhibition.
I am having so much fun at the moment weaving the roof of the train in cane.
The weaving started as a mechanism to hang the paper and nests from, but it has taken over and become a thing in its self, and slowly the train transforms….
i am looking forward to beginning to hang the paper and the nests……
I would like to do this again……
in another gallery…
in another city…..
on another country……