“Hi my name is Heather Matthew and I am an Australian paper maker and paper artist. My project for the NES artist residency is to explore water as an element with body, soul and voice. I believe strongly in the interconnectedness of all things in the physical and metaphysical world; people, places, cosmologies.
I have used paper pulp I made from bedsheets donated to flood affected families in Australia to create paper icebergs and strange white continents adrift but interconnected.
The tangled fishing nets and seaweed I have sourced here in Skagaströnd have formed their own island ‘nests’ embedded into paper.”