JIM LAMBIE'S Psychedelic soul stick was one of the sculptures than my work ended up relating to out of those we examined at the beginning of the class. His use of threads to wrap and obscure was definitely something that also ran through my piece. The object, his title and the description "plastic bags, button, bead from necklace, Marlboro light packet, bamboo, thread and wire" all drew me into his work- him turning these every day objects and using thread to transform them into his "psychedelic soul stick". There is an element of playfulness and humour in this work which I really enjoy- an in some ways childlike ability to take "everyday things" and turn them into a magical, extraordinary powerful "soul stick".
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