photos and stories from the Powerhouse Museum
This photograph was taken by one of the visitors to our Love Lace exhibition that we have currently on at the museum. This image has been selected from our group on Flickr Me and the Powerhouse Museum. This is the work of artist Jenny Pollak
Jenny’s artist statement reveals:
This installation uses the text of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species (with all its implications of evolutionary history, origin, variation and succession) as a platform from which to create an immense paper garden.
Cutting, folding and layering the paper evokes the wonder of the natural world in all its fragility and endurance. In conjunction, the deliberate use of light plays positive against negative, light against shadow and past against present.
Beneath the garden the uncompromising weight of paper, like a fossil history, sits as a record of all that has gone before. Into this history we are only able to look just so far as the garden reveals and withholds its secrets and like an elaborate piece of lace with its rhythmic interplay of light, space, shadow and repeated motifs, juxtaposes intricate detail against the void that conceals it.
If you have any photos that you have taken during your visit to the museum we would love to see them in our Flickr group.
Photography by weeweeyun
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