Pinaree Sanpitak: Tuesdays of Texture


© irene waters 2017

The textures of sea fibre, rattan rings and jute twine give this work by Pinaree Sanpitak multiple different textures especially in their placement against solid painted wall and tile floor. This to my mind adds a dimension to the artwork called Womanly Bodies as it emphasises the soft pliable form of the the female.


© irene waters 2017

These suspended tubes of different sizes, shape, volume  and form follow the female  body which has the same variations. The fragility of the pieces belies the inner strength of the work which again mirrors the female with those same hidden inner strengths.

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© irene waters 2017

The artwork is described by the gallery that “Rather than offering a literal representation of the body or a fixed definition of femininity, Sanpitak evokes a play of perceptions to convey the complexity of women’s lived experience.”


About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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2 Responses to Pinaree Sanpitak: Tuesdays of Texture

  1. I don’t know how I missed this when first posted (my computer wasn’t working for a week, so maybe that’s how) but am I ever glad to see these photos. I LOVE this kind of symbolic art – simple and evocative. So much on the surface, so much implication.

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