2005 HELEN FULLER
Routine patterns of domestic life and the ordinary are dominant subjects that drive my current work. The works on paper emerged from an awaremess of the woven structure of cloth and patterned fabrics......from sewing dirndl skirts and simple weaving, knitting projects encountered in early childhood to watching paternal grandmother's (lily Viola Maud) making gingham cross stitched aprons. The tactile relationship I have with both cloth and paper link to my formative 1950s childhood.
The visual 'chorus' of pattern, colour and repetitions of an action, echo in the new paintings. Post the activity of painting, titles of the new works are suggestive and are solicited from accfrued memories. Glimpsed moments of the past are mixed with more recent histories: "French Pins on Linoleum" 2005 evoked a memory of peeling back old linoleum floorcoverings from a rented house in Thomas St, Red Hill (Brisbane) 1980 where under-layers of old newspapers enveloped time: detritus of grit and French hairpins. Helen Fuller, Adelaide 2005.