A hessian drop sheet, found on gumtree, located in suburban Sydenham. Paint splattered, hole ridden, partially dip dyed in red by a previous owner.
This single piece of material divided across numerous works unlocks an idea of passage, where each work is not entirely separate but is of a narrative at large; past and future; old and new.
Elusively tethered to the physical world through ghost prints, scribbles and notes of grey lead. These signposts reveal the manufactured; functionality highlighting the economy of their making.
Compositions are painted, sewn or glued together, the physicality of the process is championed. The works offer immersion in a rawness of materiality; a roaming across areas of surface. One may be met by a thread, seam, dollop of glue or field of colour.
A forum of surrender for the meetings and collisions of material. Whether by chance or arrangement.
This work was developed with the assistance of a City of Melbourne COVID-19 arts grant.
Documentation by Janelle Low