ravelled/unravelled (circular history)

Tracey Clement, ‘ravelled/unravelled (circular history)’ (detail), 2003, wool from 54 recycled jumpers.

Tracey Clement, ‘ravelled/unravelled (circular history)’ (detail), 2003, wool from 54 recycled jumpers.

Ravelled and unravelled. Memories, like old jumpers, unravel with time. They become frayed and worn. They become holey and permeable, prone to getting tangled up with each other. Memories unravel and ravel.

Circular history: rings of a tree, layers of accumulated history, memories evoked by familiar garments, unravelled and ravelled, round and round, circular, cyclical, continuous.

Tracey Clement
 2003

ravelled/unravelled (circular history) was made from 54 second-hand jumpers, unpicked and rewound.

It won the People’s Choice Award at the 2003 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize and was also exhibited at Gallery 4A  in 2004 and in 2005 at Sherman Galleries in Sydney, Australia before being acquired by a private collector.

Photos:Tracey Clement.

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