Inspired by the polarities isolate and integrate, Rachael Grigulis’ ‘Ode to Melbourne’ draws parallels with these concepts and Australia’s shared pandemic experience. In Particular, the experiences of the people of Melbourne.
The works have been created by referencing a map of Melbourne’s CBD. Separated into 3 unique pieces, the necklaces can exist singularly or “Isolated” from the others but also have their place when together, or “Integrated” with each other. Designed to show that to “Isolate” in society we need to belong to something, to begin with.