My Father’s Shed

Ali_George_MyFathersShed_detailMy Father’s Shed”  was inspired by the relocation in 2012 of my parents after nearly forty years at Mackenzie. Oil stained soil at the foot of his saw bench, tools gifted at his 21st party, boxes of bits and pieces accumulated like memories and the ever-present skip bin – letting go of the past and turning to face the upheaval and eventual relief of change. MFS won the Queensland Regional Art Awards for 2013 in the area of textiles and will tour Queensland throughout 2014 with the launch of the touring exhibition at the State Library of Queensland on 1 February 2014.

The making of MFS and two other works in this series can be seen here.