SPLINTER GROUP is an installation of 5 hanging objects forming a “meeting/gathering”. SPLINTER GROUP generally means “a small organisation that has broken away from a larger one”. In this context I want the group to signify the possibilities of independency, freedom and new ways as well as an underlying expression of loneliness…
The installation is arranged with references to the Japanese Zen garden traditions; the intention is to evoke calm and ‘emptiness’ through abstraction, a place of meditation. But also a place that mirrors the psychological homelessness of people in the modern world.
I am fascinated by the tactility of the textile medium; through my work with the material, I aim to achieve a sense of contrast – soft/hard, culture/nature, construction/deconstruction.
Materials: Mohair, polyester fill and batting, acrylic paint and adhesive.
Measures: 200 – 270 cm. length and dia from 4 – 14 cm.