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 eyes..so 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 :)