OPPRESSION | SUPPRESSION | 2015
Pendant Series | Ebony, Sterling Silver, Stainless Steel Cable
Both of these pieces were acquired by Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery in Queensland and are part of the Contemporary Wearables permanent collection.
Oppression | Suppression explores the containment, suppression, of ones ideas and identity by a dominant figure, the oppressor. This is depicted through the containment of words inside a top-heavy, overbearing shape, representing a confinement of ones’ individuality. The substantial weight of each piece, deceptive given their compact form, feels as though it grows heavier with time, just as an oppressor can have an ever greater impact on a life.