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.
'Wellspring' Materials: Japanese sequins and seed beads, interfacing fabric, wool knit cuff, synthetic fur, silk/mohair, mixed beads and Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) wool..
'Wellspring', WIP: body formed using red velvet square (30 x 30 cm), interfacing fabric, wool knit cuff, synthetic fur, silk/mohair, sequins, mixed beads and seed beads.
'Wellspring', Introduction to 'Pilgrimage to Imago', (leg section), 2020, mixed media, 30 x 15 x 15cm (Image, Iain Bond)
'Wellspring', Introduction to 'Pilgrimage to Imago', (Leg section), 2020, mixed media, 30 x 15 x 15 cm (Image, Dave Laslett)