Sunday, March 29, 2015

Valerie Kirk

Artist’s Statement

“Measuring Time”, a work in woven tapestry, is inspired by visits to the Age of Fishes Museum at Canowindra, NSW where I have drawn from the extensive collection of fossil fish. The specimens on display were discovered through a chance encounter in 1955 and they provide a view into life during the Devonian Period - the 'Age of Fishes'. The objects are evidence of life in our distant past and through their study and research we come to understand more about our world and its evolution. For me as an artist the collection provides a fascinating space for imagination and creative work exploring the gaps between the actual specimens and an imagined reality.

Valerie Kirk, Measuring Time, 2014

Valerie Kirk, Measuring Time, detail,  2014
 Valerie can be contacted through the Australian National Universities textiles department.
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