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straw into gold

straw into gold speaks to a seemingly impossible test: trying to buy a nest in 2021

oh how we spin to build shelter and treasure
oh how we strive for basic pleasures
oh how we fossick for warmth and hope
oh how we bid
to own
…a home

Lovingly hand-crafted, straw into gold is both a statement on the current real estate market and a poetic charm for those trying to emerge into home ownership; the work requires a wall upon which to hang.

The work in progress …

Playing with opulence. One has prepared a blank canvas:

art making collides with ‘life with bird log’:

Stitching the final touches. Thinking I like the back almost as much as the front:

materials: reclaimed silk and upholstery fabric, vintage and gifted threads, woven metal, one of the artist’s dearly discarded wrist threads with metal charms, a broken shift key

medium: mixed-media

dimensions: H 11cm, W 9cm, D 2cm


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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