Hallie Watson

Objects and Meaning 2006

Artist's Statement

   It is part of the human character to want to say ‘I am here!’ We want to make a mark. We want to show our presence in some way.

   To me, most things - furniture and objects - have a meaning. They have stories behind them that are part of other people’s expression of ‘I am here.’

   I think that is interesting.

   I have started a project I call the ‘Treasure Project’. In my mind it is a book with a photo of a drawing on one page, and its’ story on the facing page.

   The project is called, ‘Treasure,’ because there is a feeling of exciting discovery, a wealth of stories, layers of ghost people, objects and meaning.

   Not all of these drawings are the treasure project. The others are a part of my exaltation of the growing world. Meaning, in the garden, is a bigger thing. How a leaf develops and unfurls is a magic that includes me. Making a drawing of the layers of the petals of a rose is a meditation on the marvellous in the natural world.

Click on the thumbnails below to see a larger image and artist statement.