Helen Fraser

Jacket of Life's Mysteries

  • Vintage Ralph Lauren Jacket (US Size 2), Vintage and New Fabric, Wool and Cotton Thread, Vintage Buttons
  • 70 x 60 x 0.5 cm
  • AU$900.00
  • Helen Fraser

This textile artwork was inspired by the poem with the same title that I wrote on the airplane between Denver Colorado and Shreveport Louisiana in September 2018 after my profound encounter with the Jefferson Grid. I love that in life there is so much we don't understand. It's pretty mysterious. I love what I do as an artist and this love keeps me going. The inspiration I felt through seeing the Jefferson Grid landscape from the plane that day is a mystery to me.

In the Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck spoke of the road being a meeting place, where migrants met and formed a united community. The number 66 is featured on the jacket refering to Highway 66. The road was a place of hardship and comfort; dualities we always need to contend with as humans.

 
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