Connah Podmore: This body also holds mine

Te Tuhi Project Wall

09 June 2019 - 11 August 2019

For Te Tuhiís project wall, Connah Podmoreís This body also holds mine presents a large to-scale charcoal drawing with an accompanying text.

Reflecting on Podmoreís early experiences of being a stay-at-home parent, the charcoal drawing depicts her then one-year-old sonís bedroom wall in the early hours of the morning where the walls in her home became symbols of the limitations and uplifting discovery inherent to her new occupation.

This body also holds mine was developed over a period of months through a time-consuming process of drawing, rubbing, and erasure. By investing skill and attention, Podmore aims to portray her seemingly ordinary subject with significance and dignity that it might not have otherwise received.



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