Fighting the inevitable (construct)

2020
Fighting the Inevitable (Construct)
Fighting the Inevitable (Construct)

Full Installation view, lino print on rice paper scroll, installed with timber ladder structure, 250 x 45 x 180 cm (displayed as installation), printed scroll itself: 14cm wide, by 10m. Photo Credit: Peter Morgan

Fighting the Inevitable (Construct)
Fighting the Inevitable (Construct)

Installation detail

Fighting the Inevitable (Construct)
Fighting the Inevitable (Construct)

Installation detail

Fighting the Inevitable (Construct)
Fighting the Inevitable (Construct)

Full Installation view, lino print on rice paper scroll, installed with timber ladder structure, 250 x 45 x 180 cm (displayed as installation), printed scroll itself: 14cm wide, by 10m. Photo Credit: Peter Morgan

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Fighting the Inevitable is a printmedia-based installation work that explores the constant battle that is dealing with intermittent episodes of chronic pain. The work consists of over 10 metres of manually printed lino blocks, repeated across a continuous rice paper scroll and suspended over a ladder structure. Cascading onto the floor, the scroll interacts with the entire space with an inherent softness and delicacy. In contrast, the rigidity of the timber acts as a support and boundary for the fragility of the paper, alluding to the scaffolding imagery portrayed on the scroll itself. 

The interaction of the two materials in the space speaks to the reconstruction of the body in a way that is simultaneously monumental and delicate. Interested in the significance of the continually healing body, the artist plays with scaffolding imagery as a symbol of the transient state of being in and out of pain - being somehow considered simultaneously 'fixed' and 'broken', 'abnormal' and 'normal'.