In her practice McPherson attends to the emotional and cognitive affects of being in a place and space. Responding to notions of unease, how it is carried with us, and how it is measured, these bags consider how this affective heaviness permeates and measures what we do, particularly in current times. The papers are hand coloured in pigment ink after being printed in white ink in relief from a copper etching plate. Strips are then cut and reconstructed into long yardages, and then formed into a meshwork. Voluminous and weighty, the anxiety is the exact opposite of the paper bags made to carry it. The breadth of it is astounding
is one of 51 works selected as finalists in the 2021 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award.