Karen Rubado

current situation


Discarded cords and cables, cooper, wool, steel

2000mm (H) x 890mm (W) x 160mm (D)

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Artist Statement

Roaming an op-shop, colourful cables and cords caught my attention. I gathered them up, took them home, and wove them into current situation. Some cables have been stripped bare to reveal the shiny copper beneath. A playful comment on the current environmental situation we find ourselves in.

About the Artist

Karen Rubado

Karen Rubado deploys her loom to do, to undo, and to make-do, both materially and to trouble and loosen our attachments to and associations with things. A strong element that runs throughout her works is that they are unresolved, and by being situated between being done and undone, woven and unwoven there is a sense that we are part of a fleeting moment in the fabric of time.

- Text by Julia Teale

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