'Back Stitch (Flying Geese)' (2012), with Barbara McQuarrie
Stop motion video projected onto quilt, installation view from:
'Settle' with Cathy Tuato'o Ross and Vanessa Crowe, September 2012
Geoff Wilson Gallery, NorthTec, Whangarei, New Zealand

Back Stitch (Flying Geese) explores the idea of home, when located in and crafted into the landscape and domestic space. The work opens with a still of the site where the artist’s childhood home was built, projected onto a quilt made by the artist’s mother.
How does a place become a home? Often it’s labour put into a piece of land, by building houses and crafting the natural environment, that makes people feel they belong. It takes effort and time to make both a home and an embroidery. However both these things also have a reverse side, the messy stitches and gardens with weeds growing. Yet there is pleasure and comfort to be found in these imperfections – like a warm quilt.

Also exhibited in:
'Settling' with Vanessa Crowe and Cathy Tuato'o Ross
3 August - 24 September 2014
Mahara Gallery, Waikanae

'Back Stitch (Flying Geese)'
18 September - 10 October 2015
30upstairs Gallery, Wellington

To see full video please visit: https://vimeo.com/61164237

Still 'Back Stitch (Flying Geese)'  2012

Still 'Back Stitch (Flying Geese)'  2012

'Back Stitch (Flying Geese)' 2012, installation view, 'Settle'

'Back Stitch (Flying Geese)' 2012, installation view, 'Settle'

'Back Stitch (Flying Geese)' 2012, installation view, 'Settle'

'Back Stitch (Flying Geese)' 2012, installation view, 'Settle'

'Back Stitch (Flying Geese)' 2012, installation view, 'Settle'

'Back Stitch (Flying Geese)' 2012, installation view, 'Settle'