cardboard, high density foam, glass, duct tape, velcro, mending plates
102H x 102W x 102mmD

Series: Interior Frames

A soft and glistening black and white cube, Safe offers a reflective personal space and an abstract object for deeper contemplation. Of small scale and hung at eye-height, the artwork invites close inspection. The viewer is met with the reflection of their own eyes, focussed and framed inside walls of black memory foam. On angle view, the interior space is dark and moody, holding in fine balance a psychology of promise and that of hollow propositions; a minature padded cell. Made of soft-construction materials more commonly used to repair or protect, Safe transforms the provisional into the permanent; it is archival and conservation-sound. As architecture and idea, the artwork 'models' the exhibition context - ArtBox, a glazed relocatable white cube, purpose-designed to house and present art in earthquake-recovering Christchurch NZ.