In The Persistent Yellowing (time piece), Teelah George employs embroidery and bronze to consider time, materiality and the inevitable entropy of all things. ‘Yellowing’ refers to the colour yellow, while also suggesting a process of material change occurring over time. Here, the yellow cotton thread, amassed over a five-month period, creates an abstracted, golden surface while the support structure is made from bronze, a material commonly associated with monumental permanence.
George has exhibited recently in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth and was selected as the non-acquisitive winner of the Fremantle Print Award in 2015 as well as the winner of the City of Joondalup Community Invitation Art Award in 2014. Her work is held in the collections of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the University of Western Australia, the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art and the City of Joondalup.