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Black Holes – Restructuring Matter

In 2015, the curatorial theme for the Banyule Award for works on paper is In Space

Space surrounds us; we are in space, as space is in us.

Space is private and public, it is emotional and psychological, and it can be transformed, stimulated and activated, or neutralized and void.

Space is subjective; it is social, cultural, and psychological.

I have just submitted this piece comprising of 4 black holes so fingers crossed!

Black Holes – Restructuring Matter’, takes the challenge of representing the visually unrenderable: gas, light and movement. With stitch in paper I interpret the fascinating phenomena of Black Holes; each piece uses thread to represent the colours of space. Hand stitching allows time for mediation and contemplation.

A black hole is not empty space. It is a great amount of matter packed into a tiny area resulting in a field so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape its pull. Black holes are thought to hold matter and energy prisoner before eventually releasing them, albeit in a garbled form. This may be an analogy of many people’s lives today; pulled into the dark prison of consumerism.