Lisa Giles

Sydney, Australia

'Untitled’ is a wink to 'The Handmaid’s Tale' costume designer Ane Crabtree who brought Gilead’s dystopian dress to life, admitting that her creative process was particularly emotional and charged because the show’s filming schedule aligned with the results of the 2016 presidential election. “By November, when the world changed in our own personal Gilead on this side of the pond, we were well into the story, and every day the script was mirroring what was happening in the States,” says Crabtree. “I did an inverted female vagina in the design of the Aunt’s collars. If you look subtly, you’ll see that. It’s sort of my way of saying, ‘Fuck you’.”

35 x 40 x 26 cm
Laser cut Hahnemuelle watercolour paper

This artwork was inspired by the origami folding I have done with circles in the past. In 2019 I collaborated with Annette Mauer and Melissa Silk from STEAMpop to produce the "Synthesis of Sectors" workshops using circular papers utilising the Turkish Map Fold. The Turkish Map Fold usually involves using symmetrical folding patterns however Untitled involves changing the fold pattern to a non symmetrical structure.The use of heavier watercolour paper enables the piece to take on a curved wing-like shape.

Eucalyptus Pauciflora
23 x 32 x 26 cm
Inkjet printed and coloured Fabriano papers, Granite rock

Eucalyptus Pauciflora was created using three "Donut" pieces which were folded into 6 equal sections. The structure was very appealing as it was an alternative to the Turkish Map Fold which I would normally utilise for artworks.