October 25th, 2004

flora epacris

So often, someone else has done what you want to do before.

I first heard of Joseph Cornell & "Cornell's Boxes" in the books of William Gibson. I am not sure if this was before or after I saw & heard about Rosalie Gascoigne's artwork.

Both of them have created wonderful things which are (were) just the sort of thing I had imagined making. I suppose it's good that they made them, so that the world has them, whereas I'm very good at thinking of things that never get done/made. It is frustrating, though, that if I do make some of the things I would like to do, and the ideas of which haunt me still, they'll just get called "derivative".

Rosalie Gascoigne

The Poetry of Trash: Rosalie Gascoigne
Rosalie Gascoigne interviewed by Stephen Feneley in 1997, on the occasion of a major retrospective of her work at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

catalogue - Rosalie Gascoigne: Material as Landscape
Rosalie Gascoigne
Plein Air
14 January - 11 February 2003 (Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand)