Thursday, July 05, 2007

100 Water Houses in Threads of Change

I had such a fun day today - I had a photo shoot for an article about my work in the textile exhibition Threads of Change being staged at Reverse Garbage. Most of the shoot was spent in a rather awkward position on the floor amidst my soft sculptures called 100 Water Houses. The article will be published next week so I'll post it then...I hope it turns out well!

100 Water Houses was created especially for this exhibition and since the idea was to use recycled textiles I was excited by being able to call upon all the wonderful fabrics I've been collecting from thrift shops for the last couple of years. I must admit, at first I was a little stumped as to what I might make...however, while wondering I picked up one of my books on Hundertwasser and inspiration just flew up and hit me between the to speak :) The painting above called Yellow Ships - Sea of Tunis and Taormina (1951) spoke to me and I went immediately into the studio and began the process of making tall, soft sculpture houses.

I named them 100 Water Houses in honour of Hundertwasser, whose name means 100 waters. Hundertwasser was an artist well known for his "green" ideas. The title also reflects the intimate connection between water and the home brought to focus during our sever drought that has brought about the necessity of installing water tanks(houses) to collect the rain.

Threads of Change opens Friday 20th July at 6pm and runs until Saturday 11th August at Reverse Garbage, 296 Montague Road, West End, Brisbane. If you're in the area, why not come along to the opening and say hi :)


Liana said...

I can't wait for the show - it should be very interesting!

Love your work Flo - fame and fortune should be just around the corner!!

Uschi said...

Oh, this is a beautiful story behind can see them sit in a long row on the top of a sofa.
I like these!!

jude said...

lovely . i like how you are producing things in multiples lately, these fill a space with an interesting layered scenery.

kimy said...

loverly. congrats!!!

shannon said...

I love Hundertwasser, His crazy, practical creativity reminds me of you!

Florence said...

thanks you everyone for your lovely comments. I do really like these houses...I might have to make some more :)


Sheeps Clothing said...

Hi Florence
Sorry, my dear, but I have tagged you (yes, I know, it continues still!!). You know the drill, visit my blog for the rules, etc.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

You've been as creative as ever while I've been away, Florence. You're the best craft designer I know.

Back from vacation.

Florence said...

Stacey, ok I'll come and check it out :)

Jean-luc!! you're back! I visited The Journal but you were gone. I hope you had a great time on you holiday. I'll pop by as sone as I can :D


cathy said...

I am sure the exhibition will go well, sending you best wishes. Looks very interesting indeed!

helle said...

How wonderful Florence. I wish I was a bit closer to come to opening night. Congratulations.

L.M.Noonan said...

Firstly, scanning the comments...I'm mucho impressed that jean-luc picard holds you in such high regard, secondly that you are also a fan of Hundertwasser. I mentioned him very recently on my blog too. Thirdly I came via kimy's blog and whilst old enough to be your mother, am also an artist and I live in the Sunshine Coast.
Finally, really like your work. I visit reverse garbage whenever I can, but I've not seen it there. Will look for the artical in Threads...cheers

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