Penny Coss // So Into You
Arising from a field trip to the Pilbara, this collection of sculptures, textiles and watercolours ponders ‘strata’ – as it relates to a rapidly changing earth, to layers embedded in stories and rock, and to how the artist’s art making practice is in a constant state of becoming something else.
'In preparing for my fieldtrip to the North Pole Dome area of the Pilbara, I accessed GeoVIEW.WA, an online GIS-based mapping tool that allows users to view, query, and map various geology, resources, and related datasets. The area coded and layered in multiple forms, colours, and patterns became the source of colour choices for the large scale works on paper. The falling domes and smooth shapes reference the erosive actions of weathering over time, which have evolved from previous pour works about memory and the weather.'
Position Uncertain is a carefully choreographed performance by the artist that includes sound and large-scale props in an attempt to convey her encounters while on fieldwork in the North Pole Dome and the tenuous link to her father, who was a geologist.