A few days ago I took down my show - The Accidental Fold - that was on view in the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Underneath you will find some images from the show.
The Accidental Fold explored the hidden beauty of found objects – things dropped or discarded destined to decay and disappear. I rescued them from their fate and transforms them into works of fragile beauty.
The objects that I bring home have the shape of the ‘passing of time’. For example, a piece of folded paper bearing the shape of a pocket where it had been held for hours, then the traces of the hand that had wrinkled it minutes prior to discarding it. Finally, the folded piece of paper bearing the organic stamp of being trampled by hundreds of footsteps, flattening and folding its surface.
In the National Museum of Scotland I exhibited inside their beautiful Sculpture Gallery.
I carefully placed each printed object next to one of the sculptures already present finding abstract or direct relationships with each sculpture.
The staff from the National Museum of Scotland have all been so wonderful to work with. Eileen Budd, just before leaving gave me one her own found objects. A very precious treasure.Thank you Eileen!