Sunday, October 26, 2008


Domestic Goddess explores the inherent elements of ritual, seduction, love and power that reside in the domestic kitchen. The intention for these carfully knitted sculptures is to seduce the viewer, to entice due to their detail and considered construction.
Within Domestic Goddess I hope to create a dialogue around what purpose seduction plays in domestic life, and draws attention to how seduction might relate to popular ideas of gender roles and gender strengths. The choice of colour and material allude to safety and comfort, yet within the sculptures of Domestic Goddess these elements are invested with new references, and are utilised to generate a more challenging discussion.
Seeing and hearing peoples reations to the installation tells me this piece of art works and is doing its job.

Domestic Goddess in the Ivory St window of Artisan in Brisbane

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Great Suprise

Anika was my art student in her primary school years. I was over joyed to see her and her lovely friend.

Such Fun

Cecila my precious friend and is like a daughter to me. She's happy I gave her a Domestic Goddesss.

My "Bad" Friends

Mark, Uta and Nicola thanks for your smiles and encouragement. You are such great Bad friends. Susan was there too . Your are my Badest friend!!!

More Opening Photos

Janet De Boer is one of my special friends and supporters of the Domestic Goddesses. She is wearing hers near her heart. Thank Janet for giving me a two page spread in your October issue of
"Textile Forum"

Opening Night For my Domestic Goddesses

I had a great time at my opening. A very big thank-you to Christian and Debra for coming !!! and my wonderful supportive husband George was there by my side.

Style Magazine Newfarm Oct issue

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Hi everyone, this domestic goddess has been very busy indeed .... I have made over 60 cookie domestic goddesses for my installation in the Ivory St window during the month of October.
Also if you want to see more on this body of work check out September's issue of Fiber Forum. Domestic Goddess is on page 44 and 45. Thanks everyone for your great feedback.
Style Magazine ( Newfarm issue) will be doing an article on me and my work for their October issue. Your invited to the opening on October the 9th starting 6.30pm. See you there.....

Very Hot Pot Warmer !!!!!

INVITE:- Artisans- Ivory St 24.7 see Domestic Goddess from the 6th of october

Friday, August 1, 2008

Domestic Goddess Inspiration

I'm a great fan of Nigella Lawson. I love watching her cooking shows and reading her cook books. I have talked to men and women who watch her shows and had no interest in cooking. This is an exert from an interview.
"I call it gastro porn" Nigella Lawson trills. "but everyone knows the show is meant to have a sence of humor. When you deal with food, aren't you aways showing your sensual nature? Is there some kind of compulsion or repulsion about flesh? she wonders. "Are people so puratanical that they think pleasure from food is alarming."

"Cooking "Nigella says, "is actually quite aggressive and controling and sometimes yes, there is an element of force feeding going on."

As an artist I am interested in the way power and desire may guide the way women live within their domestic environment.

I decided to incorporate the Goddesses and ideas of Ancient Greece with Nigella's Goddess persona and create a body of work that will be shown in Ivory St. 24/7 at Artisan,
381 Brunswick st. Fortitude Valley Brisbane. Opening night will be 6.00-8.00 Thursdat 9th Oct. The show will run from 6th Oct to 3rd Nov. Check it out.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Venus of Willendorf

This statue is the Venus of Willendorf. She was one of the inspirations for the Domestic Goddess in my Kitchen Games series . This Goddess like my own version symbolises nurturing, creation and life energy. She, like my Goddess has an exaggerated hip area! My cookie cutter Goddesses live in kitchens with Goddesses that have a good sence of humor, love food, cooking and entertaining. The next post will reveal where other inspiration for this series originated.

Monday, July 21, 2008


kitchen tools

this lushious pot cover is part of the series of work that will be on show at Artisan in October 2008