Reading this makes me ponder why and how I make stuff. A little cluster coral came off the hook yesterday.
Cluster Coral, 2009
Preloved tapestry wool.
8 cm diameter, 2.5cm high
Lots of incomplete little experiments came out of boxes and I sorted them and played with them for a while. It would be good to try and tie them all together somehow. They are all part of the same frenzy. They belong together.
Revisiting old friends.
It's about collecting and sorting..... mmmhhh!!!!!
This little green guy is less than an inch. I spotted him whilst watering my newly planted rainforest trees (about 250 of them). From paddock to rainforest... yes, in my lifetime I hope.
A little bit of progress has been made on this piece.
Last week I went back down to Sydney to appear on "Mornings with Deborah Cameron", 702 Local ABC Radio. She was hosting the "Knit-in" and I did a demonstration showing how to make plastic bag yarn and talked about my work.
I'm back and itching to finish a myriad of projects.
The newest piece is beginning to take shape. The final form it takes is not apparent at this stage but the same archetypal shapes come back to me again and again. Are they hard-wired or have they been imprinted on my brain after years of looking at cell structure through a microscope? The plastic bag yarn is becoming finer and the stitches more uniform. Lots of practise and increased neuromuscular wiring has made the medium and technique very familiar and the fingers are dancing quicker than ever.
A little nest, the first found here. The eyes are rehearsed in spotting this delicate structure,
and dear Lucy (a sight hound) has spotted YOU!
At the local market I found some old tools..........
a net making needle,
and a drawknife.
I want to learn how to make rope/cord from the abundant plant material here. How to lash sticks together and how to thatch. What shape the new projects take is anyone's guess.