Sunlight for a pandemic by Honor Freeman continues the artist’s exploration into the poetic potential of the simple and ubiquitous bar of soap. Using the mimetic qualities of clay via the process of slip casting, this sunlight series interacts with ideas of liquid-made solid. The porcelain casts remember the almost obsolete objects; the liquid yellow slip solidifies becoming a precise memory of a past form – a ghost.
On this body of work the artist says, “Yellow and its many shades, is a colour I find myself especially drawn towards and I am currently embracing a yellow phase: mustard, lemon, chartreuse, citrine, straw, ochre, gold, daffodil, sunshine, canary, saffron, turmeric, honey, sulphur. Emotive and joyous, it is the colour of sunshine, enlightenment and hope, used by ancient cultures to embody and harness the divine power of the sun.”
This project has been supported by the Arts South Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts.