focus
focus

embroidery deboss, charcoal, graphite on Hahnemuhle

 

 

 

Time’s Tattoo is a visual essay about the past’s effect on our personal presence. It examines our ability to fall back in to patterns and questions our ability to break through to newness.

Shown at Montsalvat in Victoria in July 2016 (install images shown)

The past’s ghost emerges in our present in hidden as well as overt ways – sometimes recognised sometimes silently from the wings; its invisibility bearing no relation to the depth of its effect.

Time’s Tattoo explores our right to look through it, to perceive it and to grasp its ability to smother and inform. Using the literature of ancestral lace to represent time, Jo draws her personal conclusions on the tattooed legacy of the past, in doing so allowing her to let it go. While there is nothing we can do about our past - we can feel it and know its place - not let it dictate our future.

It is not a political commentary but rather a personal expression of the complexity of presence.

light thinking
light thinking

embroidery deboss, graphite

Montview4LORES.jpg
the ties that bind
the ties that bind

embroidery deboss, graphite. Wyndham Art Prize finalist

Montview5LORES.jpg
from the hyphothalumus
from the hyphothalumus

embroidery deboss, charcoal and graphite

walking on history
walking on history

embroidery deboss, graphite

WalkingonhistoryoverfireplaceLORES.jpg
how do I speak you
how do I speak you

embroidery deboss and graphite

I will not hear
I will not hear

embroidery deboss and graphite

montview2LORES.jpg
beautiful torture
beautiful torture

150 cm x 40 cm carved form Hebel stone, coated with marble dust in polymer

beautiful torture
beautiful torture

150 cm x 40 cm carved form Hebel stone, coated with marble dust in polymer

and so it goes
and so it goes

 embroidery deboss, charcoal on Hahnemuhle

the scream
the scream

embroidery deboss, graphite on Hahnemuhle

a chink in the armour
a chink in the armour

embroidery deboss, charcoal on Hahnemuhle

lace face
lace face

embroidery deboss, charcoal on Hahnemuhle

Montview7LORES.jpg
focus
light thinking
Montview4LORES.jpg
the ties that bind
Montview5LORES.jpg
from the hyphothalumus
walking on history
WalkingonhistoryoverfireplaceLORES.jpg
how do I speak you
I will not hear
montview2LORES.jpg
beautiful torture
beautiful torture
and so it goes
the scream
a chink in the armour
lace face
Montview7LORES.jpg
focus

embroidery deboss, charcoal, graphite on Hahnemuhle

 

 

 

Time’s Tattoo is a visual essay about the past’s effect on our personal presence. It examines our ability to fall back in to patterns and questions our ability to break through to newness.

Shown at Montsalvat in Victoria in July 2016 (install images shown)

The past’s ghost emerges in our present in hidden as well as overt ways – sometimes recognised sometimes silently from the wings; its invisibility bearing no relation to the depth of its effect.

Time’s Tattoo explores our right to look through it, to perceive it and to grasp its ability to smother and inform. Using the literature of ancestral lace to represent time, Jo draws her personal conclusions on the tattooed legacy of the past, in doing so allowing her to let it go. While there is nothing we can do about our past - we can feel it and know its place - not let it dictate our future.

It is not a political commentary but rather a personal expression of the complexity of presence.

light thinking

embroidery deboss, graphite

the ties that bind

embroidery deboss, graphite. Wyndham Art Prize finalist

from the hyphothalumus

embroidery deboss, charcoal and graphite

walking on history

embroidery deboss, graphite

how do I speak you

embroidery deboss and graphite

I will not hear

embroidery deboss and graphite

beautiful torture

150 cm x 40 cm carved form Hebel stone, coated with marble dust in polymer

beautiful torture

150 cm x 40 cm carved form Hebel stone, coated with marble dust in polymer

and so it goes

 embroidery deboss, charcoal on Hahnemuhle

the scream

embroidery deboss, graphite on Hahnemuhle

a chink in the armour

embroidery deboss, charcoal on Hahnemuhle

lace face

embroidery deboss, charcoal on Hahnemuhle

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