Helen Fuller: Bless this mesh

The idea of viewing the world through a mesh or patterns of relationships is ever-present in Helen Fuller’s work. It feeds the playful child within the artist. Or should that be daughter? Consider one of Fuller’s works Reconfigured BCF Shed, included in All this and Heaven too, the 1998 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. This installation featured a “dream barbecue”  constructed primarily from books accumulated by her father, the late BC Fuller, which in their various titles, testified to his impressive pursuit of DIY supremacy. This very public disclosure of a highly ordered mind struck an uneasy note as if family secrets were being revealed. Across 1995–98 Fuller continued to exhibit works constructed from objects and materials sourced from her father’s backyard shed and office.

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