My Honours work, The Motherline, investigates memory, mother loss and many facets of my past. The Motherline includes an expanded group of iconic and allusive elements, piecing together recollections and self-discovery. The bottle, understood as a vessel that carries innumerable emotional associations, is associated with items cast from my mothers clothing, and second-hand ‘found’ objects, each bearing its own nostalgic references and untold stories. These objects bring to light tangible evidence of my mother’s presence and evoke memories alluding to her life that live on as more than a vestige of the everyday.
Honours body of work, 2010. Porcelain, plaster and found objects. Selected for: Human Experience exhibition, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, 8 July 2011 – 21 August 2011.