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Artist and wordsmith, whose work engages with issues of access, from acknowledged physical needs to perceived symbolic exclusions. After being selected as one of DAO's New Voices in 2011, Gini's online presence has become an integral part of her arts practice

On the creative process

11 May 2011


purple text against a black background reads 'poeple'

Picking up threads; resuming the tapestry that is my life here without repeating old patterns: that is my challenge. Looking back on stuff I wasn't detached enough from, or brave enough, to translate into artwork seems like a way of moving on without ignoring or denying the past. I do feel very inspired. Words tumble out of me; this sense of creativity simmers and explodes. The variety takes me by surprise; the words giving birth to the children of my inspiration as the broody wordsmith in me...

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4 May 2011


photo of a powerchair with a heart design in the back rest

Everything about my life here feels so strange now... I miss so much. Don't laugh, but a warm loo seat just has to be on the list! Like the freedom, it took me a while to get used to, but now the shock of the cold feels even stranger. I miss the food; so much fresh and delicious fish and wonderful wasabi;  I miss the noises I found so distracting when I arrived. "The noises tell us that everything is functioning normally" I was told and it wasn't long before I came to appreciate them too. And...

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