Last night I got confirmation that I have received the Rainbow Prize for my mini textile series made in response to The Airways by Australian author Jennifer Mills. I feel incredibly honoured and excited. Thank you to Blarney Books and Art and to Jennifer Mills, the author of The Airways for this opportunity. I look forward to seeing the exhibition in person in Port Fairy, Victoria, in January of next year.
My artist statement:
The story of The Airways is anchored by an assemblage of distinctive objects and symbols. Oriental lilies, the Beijing Subway network, or the human heart establish a tarot of mechanisms linking and isolating connection, location, and narrative. What impressions take hold as we pass through? Concentrated streams of haunted internal monologue are paired with tangible objective footholds fused with the inevitable projection of trespass, memory, physicality, observation, longing, dislocation, distance, and possession.