Heirlooms aren’t really physical items, rather intangible values from family and based in a childhood of security and opportunity. With hand-stitched textiles I want to reflect that sense of home where one can feel safe and grounded and show that infinite outcomes can be created from the same starting point. Life can be uniquely formed by our choices.

Doris Jurzak, play. ground., 2012, installation, calico, stranded cotton, oxidised copper

How much time do you give something before you give up on it? This work depicts the tension between patience and frustration; between persisting for eventual rewards and giving up; between conviction and doubt. The forms are inspired by stress balls, line graphs, cave formations, weathering and rock piles.

Doris Jurzak, water wears a stone, 2013, sculpture, Needle-felted merino fleece, oxidised copper

Heirlooms aren’t really physical items, rather intangible values from family and based in a childhood of security and opportunity. With hand-stitched textiles I want to reflect that sense of home where one can feel safe and grounded and show that infinite outcomes can be created from the same starting point. Life can be uniquely formed by our choices.

Doris Jurzak, play. ground., 2012, installation, calico, stranded cotton, oxidised copper