Plants give me hope
13 April – 1 May 2021
I'm delighted to be showing this new body of work in my debut solo exhibition with Arthouse Gallery Sydney.
‘Plants give me hope’ responds to more localised, personal feelings of wellbeing encountered when I'm in contact with plants. Each work in this exhibition reflects on how a garden or greenspace has made me feel. At a time of travel restrictions, inspiration has come from the humble plant spaces around me; community food gardens, parks, nurseries, gardens of national significance, and my own vegetable garden, capturing the poetic minutiae of lived moments. Visualised in these tactile vignettes are the quiet breaths inhaled and exhaled as though absorbing the energy of a garden; or the sunlight glowing through a silverbeet stem, turning it ruby red like stained glass.
‘I am being optimistic in this body of work – thinking about each seed planted or tree grown, not each one cut down. Plants are amazing, adaptable, and resilient – we are too’.
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Image: The chosen, synthetic polymer paint and paper collage on linen, 115 x 115 cm (framed) Photo: Carl Warner.