Circle, 2017-2018

This work contemplates personal and cultural grief. Life and death, growth and degradation structure human experience and the environment around us. A wreath of paper, plastic and fabric frames an image of Mt. Taylor, where a wandering Rosalie Gascoigne once collected the world's detritus for her sculptural assemblages. Floral arrangement and wicker construction resonate with domestic craftwork traditions, which both celebrate and damage their gendered subjects. Suburbia creeps, venerating and threatening the pristine vista.

This work was shown as part of Cattle and Cane in 2018 at the Dirty Dozen in Melbourne in a group show curated by Brigid Hansen.