StArt Up: Top Arts 2015
NGV Australia, exhibition. Photo credit to NGV - http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/start-up/.
By the young artist:
cotton, cotton (netting, wool, thread), chia seeds
Ideas behind the work:
"This year in Studio Arts I was interested in exploring texture, and in particular expressive textures that generated an emotive response in the viewer, as well as me personally. For this reason my attention was drawn to fresh sprouts, such as those sprouting in the kitchen for use in cooking, as they were full of life yet also had a sense of vulnerability to them, and their life cycles were so fleeting. I wished to capture this in a way that an emotive response would be generated in the viewer, and I wished to create a work that would captivate others, in part due to its intangibility and impermanence. Furthermore, I wanted to link this vulnerability with human emotions, so I decided to create an article of clothing, a basic dress on which the fleeting life of sprouts would be presented. In this way a juxtaposition was created with the intangibility of sprouts and the corporeal nature of the body which one associates with a dress."