An ongoing investigation "Memories from my mother's Button Collection" . 2020/21 Installation pictured is 8' X 4' X 1', but display alters depending on location and size of space. Paper Clay, glaze, lustre, threads, buttons.
"I remember sitting on the floor organizing my mother's button collection while she sewed; I am sure she did this to keep me occupied. This new work-in-progress emphasizes both the power and fragility of memory as each collected button is sewn on to thin walled paper-clay forms. The holes, the gaps, the memories lapsed and forgotten are emphasized with gold lustre and honour the poetics of the lost. These forms appear and disappear against the white wall, pinned delicately to float above their cast shadows, and the viewer immerses themselves into the fragile tones of memory, childhood, domesticity, and the time spent collecting and revisiting a time passed"