Fence Hanging

Fence Hanging

Backyard Project 2017

Fence Hanging

Fence Hanging

Backyard Project 2017

Fence Hanging

Fence Hanging

Backyard Project 2017

Fence Hanging

Fence Hanging

Backyard Project 2017

Piles of Sticks

Piles of Sticks

Backyard Project 2017

Piles of Sticks

Piles of Sticks

Backyard Project 2017

Pile of Sticks

Pile of Sticks

Backyard Project 2017

Pile of Sticks

Pile of Sticks

Backyard Project 2017

Pile of Sticks

Pile of Sticks

Backyard Project 2017

Bunch of sticks

Bunch of sticks

Backyard Project 2017

Sticks on table

Sticks on table

Backyard Project 2017

Sticks on Chair

Sticks on Chair

Backyard Project 2017

Pile of Greens

Pile of Greens

Backyard Project 2017

Pile of Sticks and Greens

Pile of Sticks and Greens

Backyard Project 2017

In some ways inspired by my experience with weaving baskets, I've found myself exploring sculptural forms via playing with a combination of sticks and wool.

The first foray in to this was in 2014 whilst co-facilitating an Art therapy weekend in Warburton. I guided the group to wrap sticks with wool, which then became staffs we held whilst ceremoniously walking a labyrinth, thereby placing them in the role of tool for ritual.

I then found myself with a backyard full of Pine prunings which the arborist left. Rather than hiring someone to take them away I decided to make art from them. 

As I made piles to create room to walk through the space, I took photos and video. I also began painting the fence white, to transform the space in to an open air gallery. This is a work in progress.

After this began, I used these materials in working on the Art for Refugee project.

Life/death, cycles, intimacy, nurture, grief, tenderness, ritual, gratitude, love... the sacred acts we use to mark the end of a life and the beginning of renewal..