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Fragility & Endurance

2000
1100mm x 1400mm
Acrylic pigment on silk, wool filled, hand stitched, free hanging
Photo: Ian Hobbs

Private collection, Australia

​These petroglyph markings have survived over 10,000 years and so have ‘endured’. But in recent times they have sustained damage born of greed and ignorant intolerance, and so have been rendered ‘fragile’.

The safeguard for fragility is respect.
Respect allows endurance.

Part of artist-in-residence project at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, Tasmania (1996, 1998) and but not exhibited in resulting solo exhibition, Fragility & Endurance, at the Gallery in December 2000 — February 2001.