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Subversive Botanica – 2015

Sabbia Gallery, Sydney
11 March to 4 April, 2015

Subversive Botanica – 2015

Subversive Botanica is a warning about the disappearance of one of the remarkable features of Australia’s landscape – its flowers, and those that are critically endangered. Vulnerable Australian flowers are hand-formed and aligned with objects alluding to chemistry equipment. An ambiguous relationship exists between these delicately rendered white porcelain flowers, that appear to be snap frozen in time, and the scientific apparatus that both confines and defines their existence.

Each object within the series examines an endangered Australian flower. Hand-built endangered flowers are nestled within weapon-like scientific apparatus including guns and swords. The ambiguous relationship between various components suggest protection, destruction, preservation and demise.

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