Artist’s Statement

Gigi is interested in the way in which land reveals the stories of our existence. She is as interested in the serendipitous finding of seaweed left in a beautiful shape by the retreating tide as in the sculptural lines of an early land map. The relief imprints and marks left by natural forms today or fossils of earlier inhabitants.  She is interested in the dichotomy between our need to encapsulate the history of the world in the museums and institutions using codes with which we have agreed to make sense of our world; the creation of ordered systems to register and collate knowledge about ourselves intellectually – the meticulously ordered rows of cylinders, objects grouping the reality of the real world that we see around us and yet bear little resemblance to the world outside.