Transverse Movement

Size: 90 x 20 x 20cm
Material: Finely woven stainless steel and inox wire
Technique: Colouring through heat (oxidation)

Selected work for the 5th international Fiber Art Biennale  "From Lausanne to Beijing"
Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University Beijing 2008

Transverse Movement V 2007

I am interested in the people who move around the world as it is now. A society in motion. Tourists, immigrants, travelers, people just passing through, some more in evidence than others. Whatever else, I am particularly interested in those groups of immigrants who fall into the category of people who live without means. These people are laden with the hope of finding a better life in a prosperous country. Many make this long sea crossing, never achieving what they thought their journey would bring them.