Caroline McQuarrie describes Shame Triptych in her essay do undo redo
… we are confronted face on by the artist in a series of three photographs. Revealing only head and shoulders all she wears are a series of hand knitted, baby pink balaclavas; she sits within a woolly pink miasma. In the first image only her mouth is visible, in the second only her ear, and in the third only her eyes. The balaclava is often used in popular culture to hide one’s identity, yet here it provides no protection at all. The woman can see us, hear us and speak to us; she can watch, hear and speak her own story. There is nowhere for shame to be harboured, she is facing down the idea that it should exist at all.
3 Photographic prints on Hehnemule Photo Rag. 630 x 750 mm each. 2016
For Sale: baby shoes, never worn, Toi Poneke, Wellington, NZ, 2016