GRACE McQUILTEN



Grace McQuilten's large-scale photographs, presented at Majorca Building during September, are based on a Japanese story of a young girl who was ill and set out to make 1000 paper origami cranes. When the girl died before completing the cranes, her village came together to finish the project in honour of her short life. Grace adopted the origami action when her mother became ill with cancer and made 1000 cranes made from prints of human skin. She then layered photographs of her cranes with imagery that explores the invasive nature of the medical gaze.