To Utterance

EXHIBITION VENUE
Green House Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne


To Utterance,
by Lyn Plummer

For patterns traced, incised;
inscribed vestments built layer upon layer. Thread upon thread,
decorated, covered, protected, concealed:
the body layered with pattern, materiality. Sensuality lost,
mind emerges written with power.

Mute traces unpicked from the experiences-of-the-flesh. Forms and signs de-threaded,
strung out, twisted and knotted
re-inscribed,
needled into new ciphers.

Magnificence in hushed procession
cloaked in the unraveled markings of the flesh,
the long forbearance of the skin. Memory so inscribed.
Re-picked beyond the measured silence of space, brought
to utterance.

Lyn Plummer ©
September, 2001