online: 10 august 2014
modified: 10 august 2014
12 july 2014 with shelagh wakely / camden arts
first sight... of wobbly connective wholes reminiscent of buckminster
fuller's mathematical domes (but without rigidity)... small scale...
hand made... and sensitive to every twist or turn of line or surface or
enclosure lacking edges...
...she began apparently from odour, smell... perceived by inner surfaces
or nose or throat or skin (otherwise dismissed as dirty)... and calling
for sweet scents or handkerchief or paper tissue...
...small fruits or nuts left to decay and shrink inside networks of fine
golden wire sewn or wound round them when ripe...
...from which her visual and thoughtful works went on to re-enact the
never-to-be-encompassed wholes: of carpet, seat, bed, vessel, line,
thought or kiss... 'not physical accomplishment... but an evocation of
mind'... (her description of sex)
'we close at six'
...her collecting and enacting of
these smallest yet profoundest things
brings to these thoughts
our latest restart of
things that are physical and felt and comprehended
later someone showed me a most precise yet friendly appreciation of her
work and presence
shelagh wakely, in memoriam
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