Hands / Thought Catcher Artwork (small) – Jasmine Mansbridge / Megan Morton / Zan Wimberley
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These works had a starting point in the simplest idea.
Earlier this year I asked Megan if seeing that covid had her grounded, perhaps she could style my installations (Thought Catchers & Three Point Portals) for me. Her pre covid travel schedule would of made this shoot impossible to fit in at such short notice. She said yes and at that point I had planned to just bring them from Melbourne to do a simple product shoot. But then Victoria was locked down and shut up, and so was I.
Enter Zan a photographer who I became great friends with when we travelled to Ethiopia last year. It just so happened that there was a very narrow window of time in which Zan was also in Sydney before having to get back home over the border. There was one day in which it could all come together. So, with faith in the timing I packed the works and sent them via Australia Post Express, with all fingers crossed they would get there in time.
They did arrive in time and I had to trust that Megan’s vision and Zan’s brilliant eye would do justice to my pieces. I was excitable and restless on the day of the shoot and I admit it was challenging to release full control of the outcome. However, I need not have worried as a few days later when I saw the imagery they had created, I admit to being quite overwhelmed by it. The beautiful and unexpected details, the layers and rich imagery. They were works of art all on their own. The three of us felt then, that we should extend the idea further and that they deserved to be seen. That the images should have a life of their own. So, we picked a favourite each and here they are now for you to put on your walls.
The way this idea came together is typical of how my creative life has unfolded. So, much of it is without a specific plan and happens organically. I just follow the things I love to do, with people I love to work with. There is great joy in making art without outcomes or end points and this year of coronavirus has only pushed me more into this way of working. As so much of what I could control; projects, dates, times, and venues simply evaporated, and I have been left to return to the beginning and to making art for arts sake.
I do hope you love this collaboration as much as we do. Please feel free to email email@example.com with any questions and for custom sizing.
I look forward to seeing the works in your spaces.
Photograph above taken in my Geelong studio by Nikita Cherry