“Where is silence found in the space and time between significant moments?”
Our milestones definitive in their significance and importance are knots on our life’s thread – by their marks they define the routine of everyday life that falls in between. Contained within the notched intervals are most of our lives.
Along the edges of the habitual and significant moments, in the unseen space in-between sits silence. Next to the connections, gestures and impressions – suspended – quiet – sewn into the limits and borders of experiences. These silences hold space. A quiet in the darkness – the immaterial erasing the material. Exploring these areas and their relationship seeks to reveal their place and meaning.
The aspirations of the project are to create discussion around silence, its place and importance.
ABOUT ELLE FREESTONE
“I call Oparau near Kawhia my home and rediscovered my love of the creative attending group lessons at Te Puti Studio in 2011. I have been in group exhibitions, part of an art collective and attended workshops in both painting and print. After managing my creative practice around work, I realised that creating and being an artist was where I needed to be and made the decision to step away from the nine to five.
For the past 18 months, I have been a postgraduate student studying professional creative practice. A valuable full-time commitment to discover, grow and create. Stepping into ownership of my art and an artist. This is my first solo exhibition. I make works that are dynamic, moody and intriguing while exploring structure and movement.”