The Beauty of Weeds
Regenerated plant waste, hand blown glass and salvaged furniture from ‘devolved’ studio space.
L 1300 W 900 H 1200mm
The Beauty of Weeds explores the indefinite boundaries between artwork and artefact, waste and new growth. In the installation salvaged furniture from 'devolving' studios have overnight become a relic of crafts no practiced within the institution. Somewhere between art school dumpster, gallery and museum, these relics echo the ambiguity facing the displaced materials.
Traditional museum bell jars house regenerated plant waste cultivated from the casting process in the exhibition’s central work Crumbling Ecology. Our industries future history will reveal what has grown from the education that was passed onto us while working at these desks.
The Beauty of Weeds is that “a weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill” ... they just keep growing.
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This creation of this artwork has been Proudly Supported by the City of Melbourne