Silver: Bluebird is work that explores the notion of momento mori. Knitting has frequently been used metaphorically to illustrate or tell a story, as it can return us back to the past and remind us of an earlier period in our lives, and communicate feelings or emotions without speaking. The work questioned: How can knitting metaphorically be used as a repository for memories?
The impact of this work surveys textiles as a repository for memory. The work investigated how knitting can be re-created through the use of new and old materials and how artefacts are preserved as a memento of the inevitability of death.
The research project Silver: Bluebird was a selected as finalist in the 2016 Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, 23 September 2016-28 January 2017. The judging panel included: Penelope Seidler AM (Director, Harry Seidler and Associates), Dr Caroline Butler-Bo
wden (Director Curatorial and Public Engagement, Sydney Living Museums), and was published in Unlocked: The Sydney Living Museums Gazette, Summer 2016, Sydney Living Museums.