not wow, mr kitly
Kirsten Perry, Not Wow, 14 – 30 October 2016, Mr Kitly.
Paper can fold. Clay can be squished. Wood can be sawn. Metal can bend. It’s pretty obvious and unremarkable but pretty amazing at the same time.
On visiting sacred spaces in Australia and Japan, it was the material of the object that really made an impression. Using these materials to make totems of moments that hold personal significance; a joke, a tea break chat, a feel good memory. These objects allude to folk craftsmanship and to subconscious spiritual rituals.
Exhibition essay An Ode to the Desiree by Dr Anika Ramholdt