Mother Tongue

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'Placements in domino-style, allowing intersections between seemingly disparate notations. Still-life arrangements in domestic scale, precise modes of (dis)play help to structure these silent constellations, the floor serving as both carrier and pathway. From the raw outlined form to the highly embellished wall piece, whiteworks, hand-drawn embroideries and artefacts from opaque provenances, all somehow orbiting domestic rituals and silver-grey folk tales, amongst others. From the minimalist object to the almost ecclesiastical piece, each quietly aiming for preciousness. As tailor-made offerings they seem to navigate my own linguistic inheritance...'

Claudia Sarnthein, Mother Tongue, Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, 2012