Reflexive

Marina Dempster

Mixed media sculpture, 2011.

Part of the series ‘In // Sensitive’. Shoes are amongst the three-dimensional found forms onto which Marina Dempster works her contemporary translation of the pre-Columbian Huichol tradition of ‘yarn painting’. Immersed in this attentive and time-honoured process, multicultural ethnography meets haute couture as she autonomously concerns herself with issues of personal connection to one’s histories and futures by nurturing present narratives, environments, communities and cultures.

The title ‘Reflexive (adj.)’:
1. directed or turned back on itself.
2. marked by or capable of reflection.
3. characterized by habitual and unthinking behaviour.

Materials: found shoe, mother of pearl buttons, shells, silver and glass seed beads.

Photo’s by Marina Dempster Photography.


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