In the beginning, 2006
Final word of a woven text piece 'in the beginning was the waeve' as exhibited at New Hall, Cambridge.
36cm x 210cm. Cotton, hemp, woodhttp://www.axisweb.org/seCVWK.aspx?ARTISTID=11842
Woven word.http://www.axisweb.org/seCVWK.aspx?ARTISTID=1184240cm x 50cm. Woollen warp, elasticated thread
Vintage wooden window frame warped up and woven.
82cm x 62cm x 16cm. Wooden frame, fishing line, cellophanehttp://www.axisweb.org/seCVWK.aspx?ARTISTID=11842
28cm x 42 cm Woolhttp://www.axisweb.org/seCVWK.aspx?ARTISTID=11842
Warp threads are bound around a frame, or otherwise off-loom, and the choosen word/s are carefully woven in a tapestry / discontinous weft form, although much of the warp is left unwoven. The tension between the woven and unwoven is as poetic as the words theselves in my view.
I'm very much hoping I will get a chance to travel to see a forthcoming exhibition of her work at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 38 Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8DT Tel: 01223 577553. The exhibition is on from the 24 May - 4 July 2011 and Christine is giving a talk about the work Saturday 28 May at 7 30, as part of a Cultural Exchange evening.
In her own words:
The work is about the dynamic between language and the real. It questions the assumption that language is transparent rather than a well-worn local system that organises and structures perceptions down historical pathways.
Sub-texts, secondary thoughts, the underlying, refer to family, memory, the quotidian, the everyday, unless site specific.