Constructed entirely of found objects gleaned from the beaches and bushland of Kangaroo Island the shrine is also a celebration of love - and loss - as part of the Natural Order.
The exterior of the shrine is adorned with vintage sheet music and Audrey's screen and relief print images of birds - the symbol of the supernatural link between the heavens and the earth.
Below is the detail of an image Audrey has etched onto copper and attatched to the shrine.
As intriguing as a cabinet of curiousity the shrine begs to be opened ...
When the contents are revealed we find -
- bones and tin and pieces of driftwood hand-carved into beautiful organic heart shapes arranged in a manner that invites us to contemplate our own mortality and the beauty of life.
I once read somewhere that Joseph Cornell was an alchemist - collecting and arranging found objects to create stories about things we cannot see like memories, ideas and feelings, out of things we can see and are often quite familiar with. I think Audrey is weaving her own magic for us with this visual poem - don't you?