Partners / Catherine Truman
‘Catherine Truman is medium agnostic. Although she is enduringly fond of intricately carving English lime wood, her oeuvre extends into contemporary jewellery, objects, performance, chorography, public sculpture, installation, photography & moving image. She is a holistic maker - acutely aware of her process, while continually evolving her inquiry. Truman’s curiosity takes her & her makings into the sensate & anatomically unfamiliar – probing thresholds of human ‘being’.’
Melinda Rackham 2015
My practise is diverse – I work across the disciplines of art and science. During a recent residency in the Microscopy suite at Flinders University I learnt that microscopes are highly specialised instruments that augment our sight in miraculous ways. I also learned that a vast amount of the living world remains invisible to us. There are profound gaps in our knowledge based on what we can and cannot see.
Artists and scientists have much in common. We are both driven by constant inquiry. Both act upon the unknown. We are curious beings led by sight and we confirm by touch...it's what makes us human. How else could we understand anything outside of ourselves?
The ways we satiate this curiosity through our hands; through art and science drive my practice.
Catherine Truman 2015
3. In Preparation for Seeing: Cell Culture Glove 2015
white cotton glove, glass, steel, light pad
Sensate Glove 2014
Fluro Plant Brooch Series 2014
Thermoplastic, silicone, steel, paint
Largest dimension 100mm
Oyster Shell, paint,glass
Red Ra Shells 2012
Carved English Lime wood, Shu Niku ink.
Some Uncertain Facts: Carved brooches detail 2012
Carved English Lime wood, paint
Some Uncertain Facts: Lab Shells 2012
Carver English Lime wood, Shu Niku ink, laborartory glass
Some Uncertain Facts 2012
Marine sponge, Wallaby scapula, coral, carved wood, heat-formed plastic
Organic Mechanic 2011
Ongoing Being 2010
2.5 x .8 metres
25.10.2012 to 25.10.2012
05.03.2015 to 29.03.2015