The Colonial Garden (2010) Victorian Ash, 21 wooden panels, acrylic polymer, dimensions variable
The Colonial Garden (2010) is an installation developed for the exhibition Something in the Air, curated by Martina Copley . The premise for the show linked two artists to work under a thematic of their choice. I worked with Fran van Riemsdyk on ideas related to the garden. For my installation I selected a series of colours from British rose breeder, David Austin. I painted a series of monochromes on wooden panels which were placed in a row on the floor leaning against the wall. Above was a series wooden sticks which mimicked rose pruning. These forms were joined on the wall to resemble an imaginary map of sorts.