Thursday, November 3, 2011

Vicki Mason : Botanical Fictions

new work by Vicki Mason, Botanical Fictions, opens at e.g.etal tonight.

“Plants have the potential to tell stories about our lives and the societies we live in.”

Vicki is enthralled by plants as subject matter and the potential they have to tell stories about our lives and the societies we live in. Her new series of works, ‘Botanical Fictions’, feature an ornamental vocabulary of plant-based forms that Vicki developed over the period of her recent study.

The works combine mixtures of materials and processes. Remnant plastics from the stationery industry are used alongside thread and various metals to create jewellery. Low-tech domestic craft processes and various textile and metal processes/techniques (both hand-fabrication and industrial processes) have been mixed in this series. The traditionally clear identities and conceptual frameworks often assigned to these materials or techniques are blurred and questioned.
text and image from e.g.etal

opening night: Thursday 3 November, 6pm - 8pm
e.g.etal, 167 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
exhibition dates: Monday 31 October - Tuesday 15 November 2011