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Bones of Paths

2015
2800mm x 1080mm
Triptych – side and centre panels, Acrylic pigment on silk, wool filled, hand stitched
Photo: Nick Hannah

National Gallery of Australia collection, Canberra

Bared tree roots on a well trodden track bring to mind bones bared to the elements and the degradation of the natural environment. Things exposed but should be protected, secrets revealed,skeletons in closets, truths laid bare. Roots appear across a path like marks making a message. 

What meaning here? 

What might we understand?