Pilgrimage to Imago

The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR)

2021 Visiting Artist in Residence

Pilgrimage to Imago is an open project in 26 stages (13 in Australia and 13 in the UK). The interdisciplinary stages give context to the building of a primordial mother figure, primarily through painting, soft sculpture and collage. Constructed of five sections formed from found objects; head/upper torso/lower torso/legs/wings, the work will reflect on key distinctions and patterns, information gathered through the learning nature and deep layers of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR).

Wellspring, a soft sculptural remnant, forms an introduction to the project re-imagining the cycle of birth/death, decay and renewal, insect forms bristle with life, layering complex patterns inside and out. I imagine these ideas as an exploration to my own psychology, reflecting childhood to adulthood, always in a state of flux, always in a state of loss and becoming, working through the deep psychoanalytical complexities that underpin lived experience, directing a more poetic extension of the ‘self’ as subject.