indigo eli

tin shed tea rose

artist statement:

emerging out of homelessness, tin shed tea rose partners sleeping in cars and other un/safe places, with a pinch of hope and home-making in unusual spaces

lovingly handstitched, spun and assembled, tin shed tea rose is an ode to all those who’ve ever slept rough

materials:

vintage auto first aid tin (previously used as the artist’s sewing kit), acrylic wool (sourced from a gift: unwound, rewound), fabric measuring tape (found, fashioned by a stranger), cross-stitch on paper pattern (stitched by the artist using gifted threads, taking liberties with the colour key), a vintage locking safety pin.

medium: mixed-media

dimensions: H 16cm, W 20cm, D 14cm

the figure is made from spun pieces of yarn that I unwound from a stick and rewound into spools then loosely guided into a body shape. no stitches or other permanent grips to hold the limbs or head on. one could say she’s held together by her own will. aren’t we all.


exhibited:

Emergence Exhibition
Vintage Festival Art Prize 2021
Barossa Regional Gallery
Tanunda South Australia

Exhibition dates: 10 April – 7 June 2021

‘A long-standing Barossa Vintage Festival tradition, this celebrated exhibition comprises of over 75 new works from local and SA artists inspired by the theme of EMERGENCE: the process of becoming visible after being concealed – into existence. Originating from the latin word ‘emergere’ meaning bring to light, emergence straddles the edge of becoming, it is the unforeseen.’


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