GONE RUSTIC STUDIO and GALLERY

vessels, cont.

Who knew that my decision to make vessels for an exhibition would morph into lockdown art? Not me!

vessels 1 by rita summers

And yet that is what it has become. A simple idea in response to a theme of ‘layers’ now chronicles my daily journey of trying to make sense of a worldwide crisis.

vessels 2 by rita summers

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Fragility and strength are the 2 words that come to mind while I work. As I trap layers of eco dyed scrap materials between a stabiliser that ultimately dissolves, never to be seen again, I unconsciously make visual the cycle of loss, fragmentation and the threads that somehow hold us together.

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In the process, I retrieve the disparate materials I discarded after completing other artworks, and I put them together again.

vessels 3 by rita summers

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The vessels are becoming more random and less planned, reflecting the impossibility of my being able to control daily events beyond daily routine.

vessels 7 by rita summers

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Fragments, scribbled stitch, odd shapes, dark lines, the seepage of light through the gaps - I am only now beginning to realise what it all means.

vessels 14 by rita summers

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They are lost maps, fragile crucibles, the intangible becoming tangible. And I have no idea where this journey will lead me.

vessels 8 by rita summers

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vessel 22 by rita summers

 


6 comments

  • These are amazing! Cloistered in AZ, USA

    Indz

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