This work continues my search for memory and story using objects. I build a narrative which is personal but also universal.
In my practise I use found objects and those that have belonged to my family. I rework them into a visual language which expresses my history and my connections. The lines, forms, objects and text are fragmented but familiar. The recognition of these adds to the communication between the maker and the viewer.
The linear format of this piece suggests the structure of a doorway and by implication reflects the entry into family and home. It is also the fixture on which the Mezuzah is attached in a Jewish home. The Mezuzah holds a blessing for those who dwell there and for those who visit.
This idea echoes the sentiment of this show. It is a welcome to all who visit the show as well as strengthening the connections between those who are participating.
The structure of this piece underlines the notion that our individual stories, symbolised by each unique panel, should be read collectively.
The doorway, as well as an entry, also symbolises an exit. This implies a reaching outwards to others and embracing the external as well as the internal and ideally creating an integrated whole.