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South Australian cross-sections (in three parts): mega-fauna, red stump & finite vastness

80cm (W) x 80cm (H) x 25cm (D)
2012 -13, hand-dyed linen, beads, felt, cotton, velvet, kangaroo fur, wood veneer, trims, card, stuffing, string, sequins

Sera Waters | Artist
South Australian cross-sections explores the concept of 'layerscapes'. A layerscape, is for me, a way of grappling with how the past continues to affect the present. Layerscapes are useful as like a tree's rings, studying these formations reveals evidence of what has gone before, what should not be forgotten, and even what may be coming. In this artwork three concentric cross-sections of multiple life forms merge; a body, tree, and the universe, all drawn from my region where minerals are tinged with green, caves and large eucalypts abound, and evidence has been found of mega-fauna giant kangaroo tails from up to 100,000 years ago. This work is a reminder that we are all connected via the past, the present and the future. Photograph Sam Roberts & courtesy of Hugo Michell Gallery