The world of mapping was taught by my Grandma across our kitchen table. Sauce bottles, salt and pepper shakers and... Read More
The world of mapping was taught by my Grandma across our kitchen table. Sauce bottles, salt and pepper shakers and the butter dish were used to map out places, people and point on different layers and points. Watching Grandma navigate the challenges of the modern world, from installing a telephone in the mid 2000’s to navigate buying food from a shop. I observed Grandma slowly started to surrender herself to the alluring luxuries that the modern world offered. Navigating the new world, armed with her woven bag.
Traditional weaving motiffs in raised forms are rolling across an underlying abstract expressionism base.
In this piece, flexible and strung woven bag motifs are used as a metaphor to represent women and our modern-day handbags that we wear. Capturing an army of woven bags joined together in unison, standing and supporting one another on the battlefront of an abstract topographical study with steep sharp inclines. Metaphorically showing women on the frontline gently navigating a path forward to challenges ahead. Over time, the evolution of the handbag is now smaller, but the baggage is heavier.