Ivory St Window, Artisan, Fortitude Valley
6 March – 22 May, 2017
Living cells follow a set of rules and programed sequences in order to replicate and grow. However, when this program is disrupted a multitude of unexpected changes can occur. Sometimes beneficial, sometimes destructive. In a similar way, embroideries are traditionally produced in a symmetrical or highly ordered way; they create patterns by adhering to a prescribed system. Replicating embroidery with wire demonstrates how the patterns, and any changes, can become permanent and fixed, an adapted, mutated form that is fundamentally different to its intended purpose.
Photo credit for banner photo: Michelle Vine