Dendrochronology : 1895
My body of work explores the paradox of beauty and life. Painted on slices of trees that were once alive, my work represents how the world beautifies negative aspects of life to hide its flaws and imperfections. My intent in leaving the dendrochronological rings visible on the tree slices was to express that, even though the trees themselves are no longer full of life, the rings still carry the memories of beauty and nature from when they were once alive. The reference to 1895 in the title pays tribute to the Australian Impressionists whose works were inspired by Australian nature.