Selected Works > Wharfie / Hermes

What Remains of Hermes?
PVA Glue, graphite on rag paper
70 x 55cm
Monoprint on remnant fabric.
Variable, Unique State

This diptych foregrounds objects placed, at some point, within Fremantle’s maritime environment and highlight Carly's ongoing interest in shifting object hierarchies. Wharfie (2015) is a monotype on remnant fabric, which draws together her memory of watching commercial fishing vessels creak and sway in the harbour, as well as her encounter with piles of discarded overalls in a nearby op-shop later that day. What Remains of Hermes? (2016) is a screen print using glue and graphite, which reveals an inverted plan of a boat that was deaccessioned in 2015 by the WA Maritime Museum’s collection when it was deemed “no longer relevant”. The title refers to the question Carly posed to Bill Leonard, the Boat Collections Manager, to which he replied, “I’ll see what we still have on file". With a focus on observed moments and remnant traces, these works serve as a way for Carly to record her chance encounters with these shifting objects.

Exhibited in 'Placing the Periphery' at Zig Zag Gallery in Kalamunda, curated by Hayley Anschultz, 2nd -18th September 2017.