Creature Comforts by Pamela See


Medium: Acid free glue, arches watercolour paper and cansons mi-teintes
Dimensions: 8 x 10 x 8cm

The title makes reference to the term that emerged in England during the seventeenth century. It implies material that contributes to physical wellbeing of a person. For instance, a camper may forgo the creature comforts of a stove, television and a bed. The artwork depicts two species brought to Australia by the British. Fashioned from cotton rag are a cotton flower and a European honeybee. They were introduced for textile and food production during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries respectively. These are also two small things which are of importance to me, as I use them in my art practice.

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