18th March – 10th April ’11
Statements Gallery . Napier
‘Vessels for Life’ conjurs for me an image or form encapsulating potential, abundance and vitality.
Seeds themselves are, for me, the ultimate vessel for life. Seeds are “where it all starts”, a complete store of all the information needed to engender growth toward full realisation of the individual.
By choosing the seed of the Sunflower (Helianthus annus) for this series I tap into the wealth of meaning with an instantly recognisable object, at once iconic and ubiquitous. A perfect nascent form of nature that carries it’s own barcode. With the Honesty (Lunaris annua) pods I bring to the fore childhood memories, of ‘pretend’ money and a play on it’s name a word not often allied with money.