Cornélia Selover lives in a universe forever changed by the Black Saturday bushfires.
Navigating this universe through her art practice, Selover layered fiction over fact, knitting parallel realities together in a map of repeated lines, numbers and patterns; a visual code that is expressed across large scale paintings, mobile sculptures, and woven textiles. In I Wish You Were There, Selover strived to contain, control, and forge a path through, the post-traumatic world in which she lived.
“The repetitive practice of drawing these lines is soothing and immersive, and I work for up to eight hours at a time. Negative space or clear spaces in the works are significant as they represent an unblocked path or conduit through which to move forward. Also to find beauty, therefore hope. Life.”
- Cornélia Selover