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Penumbra

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posted on 11.06.2021, 00:00 authored by Simon KilbaneSimon Kilbane
Penumbra

History

Event

PBEAT : Pearl Beach Arboretum Ephemeral Art Trail 2021

Publisher

Pearl Beach Arboretum

Location

Pearl Beach Arboretum

Place of publication

Pearl Beach, N.S.W.

Start date

11/06/2021

End date

04/07/2021

Language

eng

Notes

https://www.pearlbeacharboretum.org.au/ephemeral-art-trail-2021/

Research statement

Penumbra refers to the interplay of light and dark especially associated with a solar eclipse. In this work, the passage of light between the Earth and Sun is sculpturally intercepted by a woven and hovering form, suspended between trees and composed entirely of Livistona australis palm fronds collected on site. Casting an array of diffuse shadows, this invites a moment of reflection for a commonplace plant: a valuable resource for Indigenous people for millennia for food, medicine, shelter and the making of twine as well as 18th century colonists who crafted its material into distinctive ‘Cabbage Palm hats’. https://www.pearlbeacharboretum.org.au/16-penumbra-2/

Publication classification

JO1 Original Creative Works – Visual Art Work

Scale

NTRO Major

Extent

Sculpture

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