Tending a web mend in awe (March 2023) was shown in group show, I'm so into you, curated by Ivy Deacon.
Strangefield Glasgow, French Street Gallery.
tending a web, mend in awe
In playing with the legibility of letters carved in stone; I push against a sense of sureness or certainty. Reading in circulation,
The reverse is a site of practical learning,
a testing ground,
invisibility allowed to be visible.
Rose dyed silk drapes around the stones,
scattering rose petals in platonic romance for the web of relationships that surround us.
Saved dust gathered from the carving process is held within a ceramic vessel, made within a care-giving setting;
drawing, painting, sculpting
alongside each other holding space for togetherness,
consciously/subconsciously responding to energies and rhythms - their creative autonomy upheld in this separate togetherness.
Bamboo sticks, wrapped in fabric and thread, are leftover from a project with children;
they have held up dens,
waved handmade flags,
extended the handles of drawing tools…
sections they wanted to keep torn off and stuffed into pockets.
Now, these relationships interwoven within them, are held more tightly together, incorporating elements from collaborations with my friends, made with a similar playfulness.
I’m so into you holds the work of extended groups of friendships; tending a web, mend in awe sits amongst friends’, friends of friends’, and friends of friends of friends’ works with warmth, despite the coldness of the gallery.