|Joyce Milpuna Bidingal, Coiled basket (detail) dyed and woven pandanus|
|pranayama, 2014, cotton thread & silk. Image by Miho Watanabe.|
The two spiral drawings I’m working on for this exhibition were created during recent overseas residencies. One took place in Japan, in 40°C heat and 100% humidity, and the other in Iceland in -9°C with accompanying wind and snow. The two places diametrically opposed in climate and many other aspects and performing the same repetitive actions in both their differences became more apparent. As my fingers froze and I kept dropping the remote for the camera when I was filming in Iceland I could not help but reflect upon the sweat that was pouring down my back when stitching the spiral three months earlier in Japan.
|Children's paper lanterns at a festival in Onishi, Japan.|
|A 10 am sunrise in Blondous, Iceland.|