Sarra Tzijan: Statement
Drawing on my Indian-Australian heritage, my practice looks deeply in to belonging, cultural displacement and colonisation. I use artistic processes to make sense of the world and my place in it.
I'm interested in the re-interpretation of ancient manual processes in our modern world. I make functional, sculptural and wearable objects that play with intersections of art and craft, highlighting their boundaries and limitations. Adopting a multi-discplinary and collaborative approach, my work is driven by community and connection. My practice stems from a foundation in metalwork and includes a variety of materials that are determined by my forever-changing immediate environement. In prioritising relationships, the outcome or work is the bi-product of my time spent with people and places. I invite and encourage the influence of others and acknowledge their important role in the making process.