It was an awesome day in the Plural universe as we got to catch up with former editor Michelle Lim and #OurHeartlands artist Kelly Limerick over at Cuturi Gallery.
Kelly’s new show Unbecoming opens to the public on 23 April and features an exciting new breakthrough in the artist’s practice — the destruction of her own exquisite creations. The show’s all about craft as a process and the time that it takes to make or unmake something. After many hours of painstaking work, Kelly lit her own crocheted vases on fire to create a series of elegantly damaged, breathtaking sculptures. The series grew out of Kelly’s feelings of frustration at being under-appreciated as a crochet artist, and she wanted to know: “If I destroyed my artwork, does it then become more worthless than it currently is, in other people’s eyes ? Is there a value that’s lower than zero?”