The Divided Self

Exhibition and Shows

21 Apr 2021 to 9 May 2021 Once Only Event

I have a divided self. My divided self has mainly been driven by the perpetual efforts of balancing the forces of economic survival with the overwhelming urge to create. As an artist I spend a mass of time making a living in a field which only occasionally aligns with my creative pursuits. As an artist who works mainly with clay, I feel lucky as the objects I create sometimes sell (but I’m glad I have a day job )

As a mother, when my children were small any work/art/life balance was even more difficult. As a woman I have felt the push and pull of various expectations of my gender. Perhaps it is this very divisiveness which lies at the heart of the human condition, this perpetual motion a side effect from striving to keep a balance between all our selves.

Every year my garden is overtaken by the grapevines that thread their way throughout the backyard-even breaking into my workshop through the roof. Such a life force is inspiring and a metaphor for how the dormant imagination (which I see as life force) springs into action when given the smallest chance.

– Teffany Thiedeman

Event Dates

Once Only Event

21 Apr 2021 to 9 May 2021

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