Fliss Quick

Domestic Confessions

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'I got a bit over enthusiastic. I started a few projects we can't afford to finish. So we're just living with it like this for now.' 2018
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'These aren't my dream curtains.' 2018 *
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'Sometimes, before I start on the washing up, I stand here and finish off Oz's lunchbox.' 2018 *
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'If you shut the door, you can pretend it's not there.' detail, 2018
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'If you shut the door, you can pretend it's not there.' 2018
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'I know it's untidy. It makes finding things difficult. And it makes me grumpy. I'm just holding out for that perfect piece of storage.' 2018 *
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'I can't quite let go of this stuff.' 2018 *
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'I think I've decided where these are going.' 2018 *
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'It's too low to properly get your legs under, and it's a bit of a squash when we have friends over, but it's got a certain charm.' 2018 *
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'It'll look quite different to this.' 2018

Domestic Confessions

In this series, I borrow the authoritative language of the gallery and label the seemingly mundane objects and spaces of the domestic environment. Through conversational and sometimes confessional titles the exhibition labels narrate a journey through the domestic sphere revealing snippets of family life and invite the viewer to identify with the sentiments expressed.

This work is part of the Home-Maker series, and was shown originally in the self titled exhibition within our own home amongst the chaos and debris of normal family life: Works which seek to situate the artist in relation to mother, wife and homemaker.

* Photograph by Stephanie Defragger of HANDMADE PHOTOGRAPHY