I offer some snapshots of my practice as waypoint markers on my journey.
Site specificity is important in my work because it is my innate connection to the land that fuels the documentation of my journeys. This artistic visualisation of my multisensory observations as I wander through the country becomes the images you can view here and now.
By visualising my meanderings from multiple viewpoints both spatially and metaphorically, I explore concepts of connection to land and place, sustainability, ‘being’ and survival.
I am, a Western Australian artist peregrinating and exploring in image, textiles and object.
Published paper is now available online: http://acuads.com.au/conference/article/talking-country/
Tyranny of Distance 2015 (in progress) hand plied and hand dyed string, printed text, repurposed office chair. Photo Annette Nykiel.
Infused Vessels 2013 Hand plied, plant dyed calico string,
and plant dyed cotton thread Installation dimensions variable Vessels 10cm x 9cm x 8cm: 10.5cm x 9cm x 6cm: 19cm x 11cm x 6cm. Photo Alyssa Nykiel.
Untitled in progress (detail) 2015 gifted hand spun wool and repurposed seagrass twine, crochet. Installation dimensions variable. Photo Annette Nykiel.
Untitled in progress 2015 hand plied, hand dyed calico string, recycled cotton thread plied into string, knotless netting. Installation dimensions variable. Photo Annette Nykiel.
Untitled Laverton 2015 (detail) Digital photo documenting an onsite installation. Hand plied cleaning rags (recycled flannel sheet), mineral samples. Photo Annette Nykiel.
String making in progress 2015. Balls of string, dyed and undyed plied from recycled cotton or silk threads and rags. Photo Annette Nykiel.
Photo Annette Nykiel.