MOTH EATEN 
1999
Object Gallery, Sydney.

Conceived as a decorative floating floor piece, Moth Eaten refers both to the beauty of old textiles and to the history of the building the work occupies – Object Gallery in the old Customs House building in Sydney. Customs is the traditional protector and patroller of borders. The text embedded into the border of this work includes lists of imports banned between 1900 and 1960: toothpaste containing more than 40% alcohol, fertility prevention devices, communist literature and DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

Photographer: The artist.
Pam Gaunt Moth Eaten
Moth Eaten installation, Diecut andanodised, etched, embroidered, embossed, photocopy transferred aluminium shim, thread
4.1 x 4.8 m
Pam Gaunt Moth Eaten detail
Moth Eaten, detail

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