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Arianne Waterlow

Arianne Waterlow’s practice revolves around the idea of archiving and all the nuances that accompany it; whether she is exploring it through photographs, writing, carving, casting or collecting, she has a very large interest in preserving the parts of the past that our culture deems expendable. Waterlow illustrates this through small and time-consuming projects that relate to tiny, meaningful moments in her life and in the lives of the people she knows. These moments in history are represented through recycled materials that have seemingly captured that point in time; a spoon made from an oak beam used to build her grandfather’s house, for example, that holds onto the moment of the building’s birth as an ingrained memory. Each object that she creates preserves the past in its object biography, thus accumulating a collection of information about the past described by objects made in the present.

Robyn Bailey