Saturday, 30 July 2016

Week 23: 15 - 21 October 1787

Drawing Prize at ANU

I am currently a Visual Art student at ANU,
and my supervisor has encouraged me to enter the annual drawing prize.
If you have a favourite drawing (or two), let me know.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Week 21: 1 - 7 Oct 1787

My rope is large, heavy, ponderous
It is a superstructure like the ships
also like the journey itself

The women,
forming themselves into knots
of friendship
and survival
tied the essence of the journey together

they were fragile
and you had to look hard to see them
but they were there
binding threads

Monday, 4 July 2016

rope in the flesh

This pic shows very clearly the change in rope making style
at the bottom, each fabric strip was being twisted and twined independently
top of the pile, the fabric strips are twisted in groups of 3 or 4
then the 4 more complex strands are twisted together.
My current technique makes a more standard rope.