Untitled (Cross Stitch) comes from a larger body of work entitled ‘Spinning in my Mother’s Garden: a search for subjectivity‘. This research looked into the possibility of female subjectivity in a society based in patriarchy. Navigating feminist thought through equality, difference and androgyny and considering the theories of Irigaray, Derrida, Kristeva and others.
Multimedia, 18 at 255 x 255 mm, 2009
A4 sheets of coloured paper (blue, red, pink, yellow and green) have been cut into 4cm wide strips of paper. The strips have been shuffled together. As a strip is removed from the resulting pile, it’s corresponding colour is cross stitched into the next square of the grid. Each square is made up of 5 x 5 cross stitches; each grid is made up of 10 x 10 squares. The series continues.
Spinning in My Mother’s Garden, MFA Graduation Show, Massey University, Wellington, NZ, 2010
Role. Play, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, NZ, 2009
Other works from Spinning in my Mother’s Garden: a search for subjectivity include Untitled, Untitled (Shuffle), Untitled (Drawing), Untitled (Performance),Untitled (Drawing Performance), Untitled (Headstand), Untitled (Bulb), Untitled (Rainbow), Untitled (Landscape), Untitled (Countdown), Untitled (APPLAUSE), Untitled (APPLAUSE #2)