Hair is a symbol of strength and power, a motif for virtue- a single strand once pulled will break but when bound can carry weight. As we move through the world, we look for ways to repair and remit the impact of humankind. As we evolve the need grows for empathetic reflection to process our growing anxieties around social, political, and environmental disruption. The Messengers series explores responses to the questions about care and protection in a contemporary world from the perspective of a woman, mother, and educator.
Kate Gorman is an artist living in the regional city of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Kate primarily focuses on sculpture, with the physical act of making at the forefront of her practice. Traditional sculptural techniques such as bronze casting and carving are used to convey a sense of whimsy that provokes reflection. Through drawing narratives from personal experience, Kate explores constraints and concerns rooted in contemporary society, such as anxiety for the environment, the undertow of motherhood and prevailing social expectations.