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These small works were made during a period of when I lived in Mexico, small enough to fit into a suitcase. They reference hidden and obtuse pathways, like seeping underground rivers that already exist with their own geometry but whose patterns remain hidden at the surface.  Flowing at various levels, they can be perceived where cultural history bubbles up unconsciously into the present and where inherited memories influence individual choices and life paths. The pedestrian pace of day-to-day existence is where these rivers run, at levels that are cellular and unconscious.

Aquifer, installation view
2006, painted and stitched felt hexagons
Aquifer, detail
painted and stitched felt
nett, installation view
2007, painted and hand stitched felt
nett, detail
2007, painted and hand stitched felt
Feltworks, Museum of Brisbane
2005, painted and hand stitched felt
Feltworks, Museum of Brisbane
2005, painted and hand stitched felt
Feltworks, installation detail
2005, painted and hand stitched felt
Feltworks, detail - oars
2005, painted and hand stitched felt
Feltworks, detail, seed
2005, painted and hand stitched felt
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