Fragments of fragile and fluid beauty collide with the harsh and angular in this bristling installation.
The works in this exhibition are a result of an exploration of the exquisite beauty of the natural world and the form and function of cacti. These works are metaphors for themes of otherness, exotic invaders, survival in a harsh environment, ugliness and beauty and challenging, preconceived visual perceptions.
Recycled materials are cleaned, sliced, crushed, smashed and reordered by hand in a painstaking process. Glass crackles and snaps but finally gives in to the artist’s will. And as in nature, persistence and survival can led to inflorescent beauty.
But like nature, beauty can spring a trap. Look, but do not touch.
104 Macquarie Road, Springwood, New South Wales, 2777