Anita Johnson Larkin is an Australian artist making sculptural objects and installations with salvaged broken objects, felt, beeswax, bronze and textiles. These artworks question concepts of repair and its historical impetus for a return to wholeness and former utility. A repair made visible is an embodied repair. Broken parts become object prosthetics, felt membranes form a second skin for objects, and beeswax casts of objects engage the body viscerally. The objects here are from the domestic realm of the home, and reveal narratives of loss and longing, injury and healing. In what ways may we reconsider repair and brokenness in transforming the materiality of salvaged objects?
represented by Defiance Gallery, Sydney