Monday, August 2, 2010

Harbouring Histories

Old girls:) ... This refers to the paper that was used...

All of a sudden I am on this mission to find interesting paper. This morning I found some old books with nice paper for printing on. Two of them are dictionaries and one is a book of logarithmic tables.... lots of numbers to print on... to juxtapose the calculating and the feeling...

Anyway ... in one of the books I found a few well worn pages with some prayers and instructions typed on them. On the reverse it said 'St. John's Old Girls Association (Durban branch) and it had beautifully ragged edges... so that is what the pieces of paper are...

In the meantime the Fine Art and Jewellery department is organising an exhibition inconjunction with the same department from Curtin University of Technology in Perth and the theme is 'Harbouring Histories'. I had already done a print for the exhibition but I think this is a lot more appropriate ... so I'll be submitting it instead...

The middle one... It has connotations of change...  different ways of defining women over time... maybe it should be the other way around though, but no ... women used to be more clearly defined, have more clearly defined roles, whereas now they are defined differently... They still look the same but are defined by what is around them... the connotations and stereotypes...

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