A collaborative exhibition of sculpture with Samantha Scott, Hide and Seek communicates and challenges notions of security, safety and psychological states. The installation references the ways in which children construct, collect, covet, form boundaries and create order through play. Scott and Phillips view these elements as crucial to the development of self and cultural identity and the formation of societal connections.
The two artists and their respective approaches (industrial/materials and natural/mixed media), focus on accentuating the hand made and expanding contemporary craft discourse. In her use of biological materials such as human hair and plant specimens, Samantha Scott draws attention to conceptual and visual similarities between the structure of human and non-human life forms. Conversely, Caroline Phillips exploits pre-fabricated, synthetic and industrial materials to construct sculptural installations from recycled elements.
A Craft Cubed Satellite Event, part of the 2010 Craft Cubed Festival presented by Craft Victoria.
Hide and Seek on the Craft Cubed blog
PHOTOGRAPHY TIM GRESHAM + CRAFT CUBED