‘A Long Story II’, by Lauren Pirie, is a soft sculpture installation fabricated with cotton fabric, polyester stuffing, thread, sculpture wire and LED lights.
A moment suspended, illuminating the inherent interconnectedness – between human and human and to our shared environment – and at the same time, a yearning for connection. ‘A Long Story’ is interested in the common threads in our personal and global mythologies, and how our willingness to confront our shadows, individually and collectively can lead to growth and healing. Loyal to the natural and the supernatural, with human nature at the centre, everything here is connected and intertwined. Coiling shapes softly reference serpents, which are often perceived as evil, but hold ties to the Earth Mother, creative energy, water, and the underworld, meld fully here with fantastical anatomies.