The Persistent Yellowing (Time Piece)

Teelah GEORGE: artist

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About the work

(The work title) employs embroidery and bronze as a means to consider time, materiality and the entropy of all things. Yellowing refers to the colour yellow, whilst also suggesting a process of material change occurring over time. Here the yellow cotton thread, obsessively amassed over a five-month period, becomes an abstracted, golden surface while the bronze, a material commonly associated with monumental permanence, is the support structure. This play on words and context becomes a means of subverting material hierarchies, and considering both the intended and inevitable effects of time. (Artists's statement)
The Persistent Yellowing (Time Piece)
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Teelah GEORGE: artist
cotton thread, linen, bronze
170.0 x 150.0cm
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Purchased through The Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, 2017
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
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This is one of the textiles in our collection.