Bludgers and freeloaders
Monday 7th February - Sunday 13th February 2011
Bludge: To live off or profit by the work of others
Freeload: To exploit somebody else's generosity or hospitality
Andy has left the building (The King is dead, long live the King): Memorial cuff for covert ops
Organza, thread, Andy Warhol Signature ring (sterling silver, rubber, stretched US coin, inkpad. From the Reproduction Guild Installation, 2002, on loan from Peter Deckers).
Jandals, Walking Wounded brooch (Sterling silver, copper, garnets, rimu, leather, 2010, on loan from Tara Brady).
Paper, glue, thread, Locket 'Dear...'(Passport pages, glue, sterling silver, 2010, on loan from Jhana Millers)
Invite (by permission, Lisa Walker)
This show was conceived as a gentle return to making after months of resting my injured hands.
1. Scrounge work from jeweller mates at The See Here
2.Pause to relish the hoard. Here is work embodying years of development, exuding originality, singularity, beauty, humour, thoughtfulness and tight workmanship
3. Doodle through the summer, making, making, using only soft materials
4. Use scrounged work (step 1) as the hardware to fix doodles (step 3) to the body
Thanks, jeweller mates, for your generosity; for loaning your work, for the excellent role-modelling and for your encouragement over the past year.
These pieces are for you: my way of restocking the fridge