It was a privilege a number of weeks back to be invited to Marion Borgelt's Studio in Sydney. As opposed to my own slovenly Studio, you could eat off Marion's floor it was so immaculate. Everything was in it's place, organised, thought out, examined and catalogued. It was inspirational. I made excuses that it was because fabrics are made of thread that it was impossible to keep my work space from being a pig sty but there was no excuse, all creative minded people could learn from Marion as her output is not affected by how well she keeps her space.
Last night the work that I saw in her Studio was on display at the Dominik Mersch gallery in Rushcuters Bay, Sydney. Marion wore a de-constructed Alexander McQueen jacket which was all basting, canvas and wadding on the outside like a first fitting for a tailor. It was a very charming thing to be worn by a woman who spends her live constructing and de-constructing objects and shapes.
If you have not been to this exhibition, I highly recommend it. More than anything I took from it was that Marion would have a keen eye if ever she decided to weave jacquard silks and I said as much to her. Let's hope we can work together on a bow tie.