This original artwork is made from woven linen strips machine stitched and backed with vintage organza. I found this wire hanging on a fence near Temora in NSW. I was drawing the fences to observe the lines and spotted a series of these wire offcuts that were placed on the top of the fence creating a type of glyph or language. I started to wonder what the mark might mean, what is was trying to say.
When developing my sixth solo exhibition The Jefferson Grid, it seemed ideal to add this found wire as a reference to farming and the use of land for agricultural purposes. The name of the work is a reference to the impact of agriculture on the land and how misuse has led to catastrophies like The Dust Bowl and the current climate crisis.
The work also includes a Vintage Doilies and Shisha Mirrors. The size of the work is 37 cm x 75 cm x 0.5cm.