Carolyn Menzies is one of Linden’s Resident Studio Artists, currently exhibiting in the Linden Project Space.
Her exhibition, Of Slender Means features a series of sculptural works and charcoal drawings exploring materiality through the
intersection of art and craft.
Carolyn has shared one of her favourite recipes
My family in New Zealand has very much been in my heart this week and Afghan biscuits, a NZ staple, are a comfort food for me. Such a strange but delicious combination of tastes - a chocolaty buttery biscuit with the unexpected crunchy chewiness of the cornflakes.
As an artist I've always been drawn to the every day objects we surround ourselves with and the truths they reveal. Why these biscuits are called Afghans is not definitively known but there are theories in circulation that they are linked to the First Anglo-Afghan War (1842). The Afghan biscuit stands as an echo from an earlier historic moment that makes the current disaster in Afghanistan all the more heartbreaking.
Activity by Carolyn Menzies.