Thousands of hand-printed and placed eucalyptus leaves inform this installation.
Found discarded on the roadside, wooden limbs have been stripped, burnt and suspended with select separations rebound. Other materials include book pages and thread.
Encouraged not to alter the artwork, visitors are invited to leave with an individual leaf.
‘leaving’ hanging out at h.ART’s ‘A Bright and Savage Land’ exhibition, SALA Festival 2017 …
There’s something special about the kiddies feeling comfortable and curious…
… not the first to want to put the leaves back on.
‘leaving’ installations have appeared:
2013 – ‘The Poetry of Object 0.1‘
solo exhibition, Tooth and Nail Gallery
2014 – ‘SUBTEXT: an exhibition about writing’
SA Writer’s Centre, Adelaide Fringe
2017 – ‘A Bright and Savage Land’
Onkaparinga Woollen Mills, SALA Festival
2015 – Poet Tree, Kings Park Botanic Gardens, Kings Park Spring Festival
‘leaving’ was invited to the 2016 Colombo Art Biennale in Sri Lanka
regretfully, ‘leaving’ couldn’t make it