visual artist - textiles - sculpture
visual artist - textiles - sculpture

For Compassion

For Compassion

For Compassion

2006 hand woven sash
mercerised cotton, viscose, wool

When the Commonwealth Games came to Melbourne I wove this sash for an exhibition that meddled with the idea of medals.
I thought about all the alternative things we could honor in people and express gratitude for (beyond being the fastest, strongest etc).
I chose compassion first as it is so obviously in short supply at the moment - especially in Australia in relation to our shameful treatment of refugees.
I felt a quality so rare, valuable and essential needed honoring at an international gathering purporting to value fair play.

Commissioned for the exhibition
‘Medalling: Eight designers on a quest’
as part of the Cultural Festival Program,
Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Photographer: Marc Buckner
Model: Kojo Sam