/ / Artist Bios 2020

Designer, artist and maker of thoughtful objects of both form and function. Teacher and student of the design process. Lived, studied and worked in New Zealand, United States and Australia. Wife, mother and friend. Grateful for a fulfilling career with fibre at its core.

2020 SWELL ARTWORK – Sorrow, Jaqueline Damon

Such magnificent sails, majestic and celebrated.
Triumphantly endeavouring.
How they inspire us.
The replicas, the re-enactments.
Until we remember, these beautiful sails mask an ugly truth, so many of these grand sailing ships collected, transported, delivered and spread unimaginable sorrows to so many souls, too and from and on so many shores.
How do we remember them?

SWELL Kids Artist Statement – Sorrow, Jaqueline Damon

With huge sails, big sailing ships look amazing and even beautiful.
Many of these old ships made a lot of people very sad.
It is a sad ugly truth. We must not forget this.

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 11-20 September.