Partners / Catherine Truman

Artist Statement

 

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 

 

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Works

3.	In Preparation for Seeing: Cell Culture Glove 2015 by Catherine Truman

3. In Preparation for Seeing: Cell Culture Glove  2015

white cotton glove, glass, steel, light pad

Dimensions variable

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Sensate Glove 2014 by Catherine Truman

Sensate Glove  2014

Digital Image

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Fluro Plant Brooch Series 2014 by Catherine Truman

Fluro Plant Brooch Series  2014

Thermoplastic, silicone, steel, paint

Largest dimension 100mm

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Oyster 2013 by Catherine Truman

Oyster  2013

Oyster Shell, paint,glass

120x60x30mm

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Red Ra Shells 2012 by Catherine Truman

Red Ra Shells  2012

Carved English Lime wood, Shu Niku ink.

variable

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Some Uncertain Facts: Carved brooches detail 2012 by Catherine Truman

Some Uncertain Facts: Carved brooches detail  2012

Carved English Lime wood, paint

variable

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Some Uncertain Facts: Lab Shells 2012 by Catherine Truman

Some Uncertain Facts: Lab Shells  2012

Carver English Lime wood, Shu Niku ink, laborartory glass

Variable

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Some Uncertain Facts 2012 by Catherine Truman

Some Uncertain Facts  2012

Marine sponge, Wallaby scapula, coral, carved wood, heat-formed plastic

Variable

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Organic Mechanic 2011 by Catherine Truman

Organic Mechanic  2011

Mixed media

Variable

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Ongoing Being 2010 by Catherine Truman

Ongoing Being  2010

Mixed media

2.5 x .8 metres

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Gallery

some uncertain facts (preview only)

some uncertain facts (preview only)

25.10.2012 to 25.10.2012

Theatre of Detail

Theatre of Detail

05.03.2015 to 29.03.2015