Amanda Ross-Ho

Sieve (and 4 details)

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Amanda Ross-Ho
Sieve (and 4 details)
2009
Canvas, gold hoop earrings, thread, crocheted doily, single earring, monogram pins, vintage iron-on, wooden thumbtack, goldplated pendant, rhinestone earring, ceramic pinch pots, aluminium thumbtacks, latex, acrylic and xerox transfer on cut canvas d
366 x 274.3 x 15.2 cm

Made from collected items of found ephemera – hobby reference manuals, old photographs, and bits of jewellery – Ross-Ho’s assemblages draw from the histories and associative meanings of discarded objects to describe points of cultural intersection. Sieve is a large sheet of canvas dropcloth cut in the rough approximation of a doily or paper snowflake, its irregular diamond shapes relating to home craft, tribal patterns and op art. Sparsely adorned with paint, iron-ons, and bijoux, the surface literally becomes a filter, distilling and ‘purifying’ the flotsam of personal and collective memory as a monumental field of preciousness re-valued.


     
 


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