Life Vest with Whistle

Christina Hutchings

Bermudian, b. 1953

Gouache on paper and a whistle

2010

Collection of Preston and Barbara Hutchings

Hutchings often uses materials (string, wire, cord) and found objects (a paper cup, a whistle, a ruler) both to create boundaries and to draw in three dimensions. “Collages, and sometimes paintings, feature details made with hardware and found materials which are considered for their aesthetic value as much as their functional value,” she explains. She told Numero Cinq Magazine in 2012, “When I begin a piece, I think of it [both] as a painting and as an object…The frame defines a space in which to work and provides a boundary either to respect, or disregard with extensions and additions.”

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