PHOTO-SYNTHESIS PROJECT

SYDNEY ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS  2007 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

This project was executed between March 2007 and March 2008 as part of the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens Artist in Residency Program. You can follow its progress through the pages of this journal.

Photo-Synthesis Project
The word photosynthesis describes the process whereby plants create energy from sunlight & green chlorophyll. This project echoes that alchemy, by creating art that is made from, and interacts directly with, nature.

With this residency I  created ongoing, site-specific installations throughout the Royal Botanic Gardens, using the materials provides by the plants themselves. By utilizing what is available at any given time, these works explore and interpret the many cycles within cycles of plant life. There is the greater cycle of the life of a tree, the flow of seasons, the growth, the flowerings, the falling of seed, the decay, the growth. Ever changing light also interacts with the installations, illuminating them at different times of day and season. By being site-specific these works are also a reflection of the land & its history.

Ephemeral art works appeared in the Gardens over the course of the year to surprise, intrigue, & engage visitors. Being temporary, these were designed to come and go: some  stayed for months, some  only lasted a day…..unanticipated rewards .

This residency  culminated in a month long exhibition in the Palmhouse, followed by 2 months in Red Box Gallery,  in early 2008.

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    […] is a beautiful sculpture called Mooncatcher by AñA Wojak, created as part of her Photo-synthesis project in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. It was wonderful to stumble across it in the evening when […]

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