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A recurring theme of my art practice has been displacement, entwined with experimentation of how ones’ personal objects and images can be highly emotive.

Now in my second year of my Master of Fine Arts at National Art School, I experimented last year with different ways of artmaking that spoke to me about the emotional history of objects. Personal objects that surrounded me as a child in the home of my migrant parents, valued in ways outside dollar worth. The works here are an expression of my first year journey into this research.

Photos of my family are re-presented in drawings and plates. The figures, characters in an imagined past, like a documentary re-enactment of the world my parents inhabited before they arrived here. Shoes have always featured in my work. A motif I recently thought may have emerged as I was processing my mother arriving as a migrant in Sydney with only one pair. Contrasted against her almost pathological, insatiable buying of multiple shoes even as she sails past 80 years. The porcelain buildings are reflecting the aftermath of war, empty and fragile.

These pieces and threads of ideas move towards my final MFA project due in October.
Not all of these works will be presented then which is why I chosen to exhibition them now.

Gathering of people scupltures
Onglaze on slipcast porcelain
21cm x 11cm x 10cm each
2019
Woman with Headscarf- front view
Onglaze on slipcast porcelain
21cm x 11cm x 10cm
2019
Woman with Headscarf- backview
Onglaze on slipcast porcelain
21cm x 11cm x 10cm
2019
Woman with Green Coat- front view
Onglaze paint on slipcast porcelain
21cm x 11cm x 10 cm
2019
Woman with Green Coat- back view
Onglaze on slipcast porcelain
21cm x 11cm x 10cm
2019
Sad Man-front view
Onglaze paint on slipcast porcelain
21cm x 11cm x 10cm
2020
$395
Sad Man- side view
Onglaze paint on slipcast porcelain
21cm x 11cm x 10cm
2019
Woman with Stripped Dress
Onglaze paint on slipcast porcelain
21cm x 11cm x 10cm
2019
Woman with Striped Dress- back view
Onglaze paint on slipcast porcelain
21cm x 11cm x 10cm
2019
Porcelain and onlgaze
Porcelain with stain.
23cm x 23cm x 15cm approx
2019
Baby Trees
Porcelain and Ceramic pencil with barium glaze
12cm long x 6 cm high (each shoe)
2011
$125
 Trees and Tennis
Stoneware and ceramic pencil
approx 24 cm x 5 cm (each shoe)
2011
clay & oxide pencil
White Earthenware, Ceramic pencil and oxide
21 cm x 9 cm (each shoe)
2011
Three Maids
Porcelain with oxide
approx 30 cm high
2011
$360
Wish You Were Here
Porcelain and ceramic pencil
9 cm long x 8 cm high (each shoe)
2011
Imprints
Ceramic
varied
2012
part of Imprints installation
White earthenware and oxide pencil
25 x 19 x 25cm
2011

In the words of the poet George Oppen ; There are Things we Live Among,
This exhibition reflects on the spaces that we inhabit physically and psychologically. I look at the quite aloneness people experience in new spaces and places that are foreign to them. These figures are post war migrants inhabiting a shifting landscape.