For april martin the end thing is not the goal. Her practice is fuelled by systems of science, astrology, mythology and making. She creates curious objects and poetic installations transformed by materials, process, and embodied experience.
This installation invokes the Three Fates with three elements, thread, ceramics and a tool (scissors) as a way of balancing and measuring time. The gentle tension of the spinning ceramic rings topped with an egg and held together by thread marks time much like a spinning planet’s orbit, and the form of the rings – a witch’s hat is a space for knowledge and contemplation. The scissors embody the fascination of making a simple but diverse tool-for-making that can interrupt and disrupt time by cutting the threads that bind.
It is a cutting installation, Delphian in its musings and creation.
— Melanie Egan
Main Building Windows, East Side
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto ON M5J 2G8