String Figure October 2012




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Commissioned by performance artist Amanda Coogan as part of her contribution to Beacon Art Project's show, Compass at Ayscoughfee Hall, Lincolnshire in October 2012. During the piece the artist paces a room unwinding and re-winding a large ball of string.

Working with the history of the site and her autobiography, Hestia Peppe seeks out synchronicity, triangulating gesture out of these colliding narratives. The piece can be understood both as a formal abstract composition and as an exercise in engagement with place and narrative. The journey from one to the other in the mind of the viewer is potentially one of mystery and discovery.

The simultaneous possibility of the particular and the universal delights the artist and she hopes to encourage the viewer to seek out their own connections between the work, the site and their own experience.



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