teresa a mills
26 Sep 06 by teresa a mills
teresa a mills artworks

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Daddy-armchair

domestic hybrid

Dog-Stool
Dog-Stool
Dog-Stool

domestic hybrid. This work represents the domesticted animal, a metaphor for our domesticated selves. The open drawer contains fur and latex teats, the animal within us restrained and contained.

26 Aug 10 22:47

Great originality and expression - it really represents domestication! In which dimensions did you create this artwork?

hydrophobia
hydrophobia
hydrophobia

domestic hybrid. This work is a comment on the domestication of the human.I use the everyday object as a metaphor for our domestic selves. This works spider-like form represents the more primitive beginnings of the human. The domestic sink i see as also representing the element of water, where all life originated according to the theories of evolution.This sink sculpture was exhibited with other domestic hybrid objects in a house like setting and played the part of one of the members of a 'family'. The sink i see as playing the teenager of that family, between stages of metamorphosis, neither an adult or a child and self-conscious of its changing body.

19 Oct 06 22:18

Somewhere on these comment pages, I don't recall whose work it was Mr. Delaney talks about seeking that one great memorable image as a worthy cause unto itself (I'm paraphrasing). A friend of mine, the eminent Canadian sculptor and painter John MacGregor calls it the "architecture of the mind". I think this is your great strength, you've created quite a few. I was just perusing the gallery when I came across this one which I've seen before and haven't been able to get out of my mind, Kafka's Metamorphosis being rather a favourite of mine.
Maybe you know or don't that when Kafka first published his story they wanted it illustrated. He didn't mind illustrations but would not allow the insect to be illustrated. Whether you had his story in mind or not I'm certain that this depiction would have satisfied him. Maybe it's the womanly nature of Kafka's dilemma that parallels your work so well.

19 Oct 06 23:20

I was just reading this over and I must have "architecture" on my mind. Apologies, the phrase my friend John M. says is "The real Estate of The Mind".Which makes at least some sort of sense.

21 Oct 06 09:35

wow!

23 Oct 06 17:07

thank Hillel for your comments. yes kafka metamorphosis was an inspiration to me also cronenbergs naked lunch

chest of drawers reminiscing (female side)
chest of drawers reminiscing (female side)
chest of drawers reminiscing (female side)

domestic hybrid

06 Oct 06 16:37

I love it. All the views. Great work.

chest of drawers reminiscing (male side)
chest of drawers reminiscing (male side)
chest of drawers reminiscing (male side)

domestic hybrid

nan-chair
nan-chair
nan-chair

domestic hybrid

chest of drawers reminiscing (front view)
chest of drawers reminiscing (front view)
chest of drawers reminiscing (front view)

domestic hybrid

mother and child
mother and child
mother and child

domestic hybrids

tea-pot child
tea-pot child
tea-pot child

domestic hybrid

07 Aug 07 10:31

Bore da Teresa. I came accross the the pot child and I took a stroll around your work again. I have never told you how much I admire your work. It has the magic property of containing our childhood fairy tails, the smell of our grand mother's house, and our social collective subconcious. Plus a fine sense of humour.

kettle head mammy
kettle head mammy
kettle head mammy

domestic hybrid

detail of kettle -head mother, showing 'polly'
detail of kettle -head mother, showing 'polly'
detail of kettle -head mother, showing 'polly'

Polly is a detail of the work kettle-head mother, and resides in the bird-cage abdomen of this work.Mother and child are constructed using a kettle and teapot for heads, Polly's head is a small milk jug, completing the little 'family' of the tea service.

'Tapped'
'Tapped'
'Tapped'

Domestic Hybrid

detail of 'Tapped'
detail of 'Tapped'
detail of 'Tapped'

detail of 'Tapped'. Another in the domestic hybrid series

sex object
sex object
sex object

Domestic object Hybrid

06 Oct 06 16:39

This one has a particularly special meaning for me. I love to iron.

Wounded Object
Wounded Object
Wounded Object

Domestic object Hybrid

05 Jan 07 15:48

hi teresa, thanks for your comment on my work, i checked out your, looks very strong i specifically like the scenography you have placed them.

Venus
Venus
Venus

part of the work for the trapani exhibition. See my studio log for more information on this work.Cupid is not yet completed.

06 Apr 07 23:10

Teresa, I just visited your studio log. I love your process. I know you want this work to be seen in conjunction with the other that's not yet complete and I don't want to jinx you but I love this one.