Small Sculpture  Mate  [4]

Mate

Description: Approx. 500 wrapping papers from Argentinean tea bags, clay. ‘Mate’ extends my ongoing research on the complexities of multiplicity. The poetic and unique narrative of the work provides multiple layers of meaning. ‘Mate’ investigates concepts such as the indigenous, the ethnic, colloquialism and the passage of time by amalgamating the iconic figure of a kangaroo and hundreds of wrapping papers from Argentinean tea* bags collected for the past 8 years. Autobiographical and revealing, the work aims to convey the symbiosis of traditions, feelings and psychological processes an individual undergoes while embedding herself in a new land. * The traditional Argentinean Tea is called ‘Mate’ 2012