Monday, 30 April 2018

At The Dolls House

Hello!  It has been a while.  I hope you've well.  
I'd like to show you some work from my exhibition "I forgot to clean the windows'"at The Dolls House in Thornbury, March 2018.  

Here's the story:

In November 2017, a photographer and stylist flew down from Sydney to shoot the interior of my home for a book. They didn’t know that in anticipation I had studied my Pinterest “Interiors” board daily for two months, bought the latest copy of British Elle Decoration, borrowed countless World of Interiors magazines, and two books by Ilse Crawford. I asked a shop called Modern Times to loan back four paintings that I had consigned them. I purchased overpriced pot plants, gave my Ikea Billy bookshelf away on Gumtree, and replaced it with grungy brown furniture from my studio. I forked out for a drawing by a French artist who lives in London, and a painting by an illustrator who lives in Norfolk, only one of which arrived before the shoot. I hid my ironing table, phone charger, dirty apron, tea towels, underwear, a packet of Panadol, unread super documents, grocery lists, my boyfriend’s rabbit fur moccasins, supersized Listerine and hair gel. I put away my Thank You pump soap and replaced it with an Aesop Resurrection. And I cleaned above the bookshelf. But I forgot to clean the windows."

Thank you very much to Sophia Cai and Rebecca Mayo!

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