Kate MccGwire: Intrinsic to her method is the collecting and sorting of materials from hundreds of different sources over a period of months, even years. In turn, pieces evolve intuitively as if out of the subconscious, the language evocative rather than purely illustrative. As the work takes shape, a new, playful reality emerges, so that the object itself becomes a sort of prism, refracting the layers of meaning and cultural associations buried within, the quantity of materials used sometimes deliberately overwhelming, as if charged with a power and ambition beyond the reach they possess when seen in isolation.
With 7 probable cases of swine flu in the county I live in, my total full-on freak-out panic is coming along quite nicely, thank you for asking.
So, with this in mind, I cannot tell you how much Pimp My Swine Flu Mask and the people of Mexico cheered me up this morning. Thanks to all for reminding me that at just about every time, laughter is possible.CRAFT Mag]