Ophidia
Acrylic paint and beading
on sewn fabric panels.
Yarra Sculpture Gallery.
2018


Ophidia began as a single pennant shaped
flag, and grew into three. In Grayson Perry’s
work The Vanity of Small Differences,[1] he
juxtaposes the rich status of the tapestry
with the mythology of the working class.
This collision of worlds and ideas is akin
to what occurs in Ophidia where the history
of the heraldic flag, masculine notions of
identity built on nationality is juxtaposed
with the delicate feminine aesthetic of
beading and embroidery.

[1] Perry, Grayson. “The Vanity of Small Differences.”
Victoria Miro, https://www.victoria-miro.com/
exhibitions/429.

Ophidia
Acrylic paint and beading
on sewn fabric panels.
Yarra Sculpture Gallery.
     
2018