Dreaming of Travel ( during COVID-19)
Name of piece: 'Dreaming of travel'
Medium: Sculpture. (Polystyrene head/Mixed Media/Australian maps and glue/sealant)
Dimensions:34cm (H) x 20cm (W) x 12cm (D)
A statement about the 'Dreaming of Travel': Since the pandemic, I've been dreaming incessantly about the places I've travelled to and lived, places that I'm still yearning to discover within Australia. This sculpture is an ode to those dreams and to the places and homes that occupy our being, the places that we carry through our veins and become 'us', even long after we've left them.
Artist statement: Michelle Reidy is a writer and artist from the Central Coast. She makes bespoke book clutches, recycling unloved books and turning them into funky clutches and bags. She loves painting and drawing, especially on recycled or vintage mediums, including pianola scrolls, musical scores and vinyl records. She has worked as an arts facilitator for Art in the Park, Wyong - sponsored by the Central Coast Council.