Precinct 35 Gallery / Wellington / 2017
This series of works brings together fragments taken from past projects and composes their layered histories into new sculptural and wearable forms. Fractured, melted together and cast by Welfe, the objects in Offcuts physically bear the marks of their manufacture and construction through solder spots, patinas and rough carved surfaces. Less visible but equally present in their materiality are the memories and multiple stories imbued in the objects. Failed prototypes, changes in direction, long conversations, fragments of different creative processes. Recast and recomposed. Offcuts collages together many different temporal and historical paradoxes in a series of new ruins.