|Suzanne Davey, Rise and Fall, textiles, thread, ink, 180cm x 130cm x 40cm|
Rise and Fall is a textile work created in response to recent political storms and to the rise of the right. It wafts and wanes in the lightest breeze. Exhibited in Four Elements: Water, Warringah Creative Space.
Tides rise and fall, waves rise and fall, storms rise up….. and fall away.
Water rises and falls with its own agency and we rise and fall in its wake.
The rhythms of ocean systems mirror social and political storms we face now; the rise of the right and political aggression and the resultant flows of people in the wake of these surges.
Webs of crossings and traversing, flows and networks of social relations, our fragility in the face of storms and the constancy of change are investigated through textiles. Utilising the language of sails and flags time and human action is made visible as the surface is ripped, pierced, punctured, repaired and stained and new connections are made.
Together with water we rise and fall, face change and unknown futures.