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Plants Eye View (in the Tarkine, Tasmania)

Plants Eye View (in the Tarkine, Tasmania)

Janet Laurence

2013, Glover Prize Winner

Duraclear, acrylic, dibond mirror

In this work the Tarkine is depicted on a micro scale; one of close concentration and proximity that denotes tenderness and intimacy, and makes visible an almost secret place. My concern for this pristine environment and the threat that humans pose to it brings a sense of pathos for me. Notions of fragility, loss and undoing, are presented on a scale of intimate catastrophe. The Tarkine is an Antipodean Eden. For me the veil is the space between perception and memory. Still space, slow space. A dissolving membrane, a hesitation. A way of looking within the world rather than at it.

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