Clare Peake – Certain Passage

Certain Passage

Historically the carpet is seen as containing or depicting the hopes and dreams of the maker for a better life, physically and metaphorically woven into the carpet. Through the long journey to complete this work, and through many failed starts and ends, weaving this carpet became a form of slow, repetitive, procrastination. It became a meditation hovering between two states of mind; my physical reality and an imagined space of were I’d rather be. The final work and the addition of the text after the completion of the carpet became a declaration of the works failure, and my efforts, which ultimately and unexpectedly achieved the original aim of the carpet by creating the possibility for hope, potential and personal resurrection.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.