carmel-wallace_bare-bones-of-toolangi-forest_2016 (view film clip)
This exhibition includes my newly finished installation Bare Bones of the Cobboboonee.Bare Bones of the Cobboboonee 2006 -2015 copyright Carmel Wallace 2015 This work began as an investigation into the inner life of our local native forest, the Cobboboonee. Mimicking the style of many a naturalist before me, I collected specimens for a work to be created as part of the Great South West Walk Art Project in 2006. However, to be properly seasoned the wood needed to be oiled and stored, so it is only now that I have it ready to show. Whittling away the bark became a meditative exercise. I felt rather like a surgeon, or a miner, as I cut back the bark to uncover the richness of the bare branches – the bones of the trees – beneath. A short film of the work, including some footage of the Cobboboonee Forest here: https://vimeo.com/132408467 Bare Bones of the Cobboboonee 2006 -2015 copyright Carmel Wallace 2015
2 May – 22 June 2014 Horsham Regional Art Gallery
My Atlantis series developed in contemplation of imaginary underwater worlds composed of plastic objects I have collected on the tide-lines during my many beach-walks along the southwest coast of Victoria. All the objects that form these small sculptures have spent time in the ocean, their marine journeys evidenced in inscribed surfaces and modified forms.
More of my work at Lorne: http://www.lornesculpture.com/mainstreet/12.html