1 October 2010 – 1 February 2011
Exhibition opened by Andrew Durham, Director of Artlab Australia
The exhibition, We are all Children of the Stars is a series of 26 drawings that explore human relationships. This body of work derived from a dream and while playful in the early stages, unfolded a trajectory which seemed to reflect back on my own relationship with my mother.
1. As caretaker of the property, the girl ensured all was maintained as she proceeded on her daily round of cleaning.
2. Sometimes she peered out of one particular window as the position afforded a more interesting view.
3. On one occasion she had reason to look twice. Across the space stood an extraordinarily tall woman in a scruffy black suit.
6. Oddly the woman's shoulders appeared to complement the width of the body making it appear as if she was an extension of a mirror image.
7. Curious to read the abstracted form she realised she had been staring at the woman for some time.
12. She began to dismiss the experience as an exaggeration of her imagination and so continued cleaning.
13. Travelling through the intimate walls the girl felt compelled to search for the figure and looked up at the window.
18. It was interesting that such a tall creature should exist but the girl was open to accepting the many disparate forms of humanity.
20. Panicked, she moved on through the dividing rooms journeying fast to a window. She stopped dead.
21. She stepped close to the glass. It had fogged, unnaturally, and she noted a changed in her breathing.
22. Peering once more through a small section of the window the girl saw a black shadow enter the property!
23. Crouched low the woman smiled a wide white grin and mouthed; "Whisper to me while I hold your breath".