Bosquejo PROJECTS

Untitled works 2015
Mixed media
Various dimensions

Untitled works 2015
Mixed media
Various dimensions

Untitled works 2015
Mixed media
Various dimensions

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A window installation at Donati’s Fine Meats for Radiant Pavilion 31 August – 6 September 2015

In Spanish ‘bosquejo’ is a sketch, or the rough outline of an idea. During the year, I developed tendonitis in my elbow, a repetitive strain injury from shelling fresh almonds to make Ajo Blanco, a traditional Spanish soup. I could not work. Rather than withdraw due to injury I decided to take the opportunity to present what I think of as three-dimensional drawings or sketches. Maquettes, ideas in progress, sculptures, objects and experiments using light materials that would not hurt my arm such as wood, string, ink, encaustic paint and a glue gun. Plaster, brass tube, wax cast into bronze, materials salvaged from hard rubbish collection on the streets. Presenting work in unexpected public spaces has an egalitarian aspect that I really like. I believe it is important and breathes life, interest and vibrancy into the community. Leo and Vivienne Donati are passionate supporters of the arts, contemporary jewellery in particular. To me, their beautiful shop window seemed like a perfect fit for Radiant Pavilion, the Melbourne Contemporary Jewellery and Object Biennial.