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May Barrie and Tori de Mestre

17 November 2010
Hayley Morgan

Two Thousand

While my mother and I get along best when we're throwing down stacks of cash at Incu (shout outs to the best mum!), May Barrie and her daughter Tori De Mestre live a platonically romantic life aligned directly with nature. Carving stones, sculpting, painting and living on their family property at Calderwood they draw connections between objects, inherited spaces and human kinship. Up until the 1960s, May carved without electricity, using a mallet and chisel to shape, and her hands to polish. Tori was lucky to inherit her mum's artists visions and incredible self discipline, and together, for their current exhibition, they achieve an amalgamation of place and practice. - HM

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