A Thousand Journeys
mixed media assemblage: pleated vintage book papers, glass-head steel pins, cotton thread, ceramic dolls head, enamel paint, silver plated vessel, foam-core, aluminum, adhesives, housed in a glass dome with painted wooden base
26 x 26 x 50cm
A Thousand Journeys is an assemblage that continues my exploration of embracing the unwanted. The object is made of a tarnished silver vessel supporting a ceramic dolls head, emerging from or being engulfed by masses of pleated paper. These clusters of paper are studded with glass-headed pins and connected with threads.
Honoring the once-treasured, seeking to re-appropriate the rejected and imbue it with a new value once again precious and prized.
The repurposing of redundant items, subverting their use and with the addition of the craft-based and the artisanal; seeks to questioning how items are used and re-used. The act of cutting, folding and manipulating paper beyond the flat plane, is implicit in its human connection and continues this discussion, pushing the work into the three-dimensional realm.
Photograph by Sai-Wai Foo