1998 – Installation
Approx. 10sqm, soil, salt, paper, plaster
HR Gallop Gallery, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
Pneumatophores are aerial roots of mangrove trees which ascend from fluctuation salt and fresh water. Pneumatophores are the carriers of oxygen for the tree. Each small breath sustains a larger life.
‘The sheer labour intensive nature of the work weighs heavily upon the viewer with is 1500 white organic root or tree like shapes protruding from black dirt. Some of the shapes have more feminine and others more masculine qualities and the energy of the work seems to come from the tension between opposites: black and white, life and death, growth and decay.’ Dr Johannas Klabbers