As a ‘child of the ‘60’s I was both plagued and blessed by the changing social attitudes. The concept instilled in me by a Lutheran mother placed greatest value on productive activity contrasting with developing social politics that valued a culture of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. Ngaire’s Legacy is a take on a mother’s life philosophy of discipline and productive activity, and a mother-in-law’s enthusiasm for the atmosphere and style of the 1960’s. These two women and how they lived their lives at this particular time in history are present in this work.
Burlap & Beads
For What it's Worth
Today’s world is increasingly focused on making tasks easier, faster, and more convenient. Technological advances, from bread makers to touch screens to the convenience of wireless Internet all pursue this goal.
In response to this trend, I have chosen to engage in labor intensive activities that require time, patience and which focus on process.
Having chosen actual, personal correspondence relevant to this trend, I happily spent the requisite hours, days, weeks and months engaged in the manufacture of these works.