Week 5, Day 027 THREE TABERNACLES
Today I further constructed a new installation THREE TABERNACLES. I found seventeen foldable pockets of varying sizes made from brocade in my usual Opp Shop in Melbourne several years ago. I could not resist buying all of them even though I have many raw materials at home already. They appealed to my interest in collapsible space, varying size, textile, wood and found objects. I took them to Canberra for my Residency at the Australian National University and set them up behind my tapestry loom. There they sat tipped upside down, stacked largest to smallest for six (6) weeks. Once I knew what I wanted to do with them – add a ‘tent’ door which hid a simple letter from the title, I left them alone to wait for the time to create. So, now I bought the balsa wood for the trim, have cut out the letters and glued them in place. Soon I will take out my sewing machine and add the decorative stitching. It is important that I do not cut into the fabric of the structure.