72" x 24" x 3" hooked fibre work
Pickup at The Lyceum Gallery to be arranged.
1. the action of looking thoughtfully at something for a very long time.
2. deep reflective thought.
3. a form of prayer or meditation in which a person seeks to pass beyond mental images and concepts to a direct experience of the divine.
Materials: donated vintage wool blanket from my yoga studio, recycled silk saris and t-shirts, hand dyed and spun wools and parachute cord.
A yoga mat sized hooked ‘yarn painting’ (open framed to invite touch) speaks to the rewards of both personal ritual and communal practice as an antidote to other numbing habits, addictions and distractions.
This crafting ‘makes permanent’, not perfect, creating more ease and receptivity to adaptive growth, and new dimensions of perception and renewal.
‘In//Habit‘ embodies a deep and universal rumbling, and an undeniable reckoning toward connection.
A tactile transmutation of shame to grace, fear to love, woe to wisdom.
Marina Dempster, The Lyceum Gallery’s Artist in Residence, is a sculptural fibre artist, photographer and mentor. Informed by the patterns and cycles of nature, Marina’s craft is a transmutation of materials, thoughts and emotions. Loop by loop, bead by bead, she explores human paradoxes: comfort and discomfort, stillness and action, acceptance and change.