Mig Dann, The past comes back to haunt (Walking on eggshells), 2020, photograph
The new (ab)normal

Mig Dann

The past comes back to haunt is a series of soft sculptures that I am working on (pre- and during Covid) as part of my 2nd milestone next month. A friend helped me install them by the Yarra at Alphington. I have been collecting eggshells since lockdown began; they seem to encapsulate the troubling times in which we find ourselves. My neighbours are now also saving them for me. I trod on them in my backyard–very satisfying–and wanted to contrast the fragility and brittleness of the eggshells with the softness and beauty of the physical environment. 

About the artist

Mig Dann, a Melbourne-based artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally, is currently undertaking a practice-led PhD in the School of Art at RMIT University. Her research topic is memory and trauma.