Freight train dosie doe was selected for inclusion in the Contemporary Wearables ‘17 Award exhibition which was held at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery in 2107. The piece is a response to the freight trains yards in Melbourne’s inner west. The work looks at the patterns created by containers as they wait in the yards on seemingly endless lengths of train. The form of the necklace becomes symbolic of the endless cycles of freight trains and their containers around and around in their process of transporting goods to and from cities and their destinations.
Image : Freight train dosie doe, copper, enamel paint, brass, 2metres x 25mm wide, 2017, image by Shane Northey.