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Still Life

2000
800mm x 1700mm
Acrylic pigment on silk, wool filled, hand stitched, free hanging
Photo: Ian Hobbs

Private collection, Australia

One giant tree stump in the ground, felled by broad axe. Another, the butts of its roots still hugging the rock it formed around, nudged into place by bulldozer leaving scars on its shortened trunk. Between them a boulder, waist high and covered in ages of moss and lichen. Here they sit as a posed study — stilled giants at rest.

Part of artist-in-residence program at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, Tasmania (1996, 1998) and exhibited in resulting solo exhibition, Fragility & Endurance, at the Gallery in December 2000 — February 2001.