Tru Valu is a series of drawings made by pricking the design through the reverse of the paper. The series considers the relationship between decoration and function and the value judgments attached to each, and the dichotomy between perception and reality that permeates the lives of ordinary women. The drawings reference lace, doilies and other decorative materials associated with the domestic world, embedded with functional hardware and component parts. The works make reference to intimate body parts and bodily functions, and to skin textures like goose flesh and razor rash. The title for the series is a reference to the chain of hardware stores where I sourced my materials.
2012 Tru Valu