3 February - 29 March 2009
This sculpture-based exhibition uses fabric as it investigates the idea of bone as something soft, malleable and organic as well as strong and protective.
Familiar bone formations are braided, woven and frilled to form decorative objects that are a crossbreed between a ghost, a human skeleton and an elaborately ornate, layered Victorian dress.
Dislocated from the body, their prime purpose of support and protection has become obsolete, exposed and vulnerable they materialise as ghost-like metaphors of emotional fragility.
The reversal of hard and soft textures creates tension within the familiar duality of flesh and bone, blurring the boundary between the two to navigate a space that exists in-between, oscillating between the physical and the metaphysical.
Alice Lang is a QUT Graduate.