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Bower  -  The Harlequin Collective  2012      

annique goldenberg    heather matthew    kylie stoddart

mixed media installation

we are 3 friends and fellow artists who met while studying a visual arts degree at SCU.


around our homes and studios we each have a myriad of bits and pieces, each piece holding a story; made, collected, given, found - they are a treasure trove of inspiration and memory for us.


we chose the theme of ‘white’ and gathered significant pieces which we brought together into this bower.  as we started laying out each object, we realised that the e.e. cummings poem - Spring is like a perhaps hand -  perfectly described our placement of these objects in this space; effortlessly, playfully, thoughtfully combining and unifying them into our collective.


through the act of bringing them out and arranging and sharing them with each other they became rejuvenated/revitalised for us.

          Spring is like a perhaps hand

                    by e.e. cummings



Spring is like a perhaps hand

(which comes carefully

out of Nowhere)arranging

a window,into which people look(while

people stare

arranging and changing placing

carefully there a strange

thing and a known thing here)and


changing everything carefully


spring is like a perhaps

Hand in a window

(carefully to

and fro moving New and

Old things,while

people stare carefully

moving a perhaps

fraction of flower here placing

an inch of air there)and


without breaking anything.

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