“This installation uses the text of Charles Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species’, with all its implications of evolutionary history, origin, variation and succession, as a platform from which to create an immense paper garden.
Cutting and layering the paper, the artist evokes the wonder of the natural world in all its fragility and endurance, and with a deliberate use of light, plays positive against negative, light against shadow and past against present.
Beneath the garden the uncompromising weight of paper, like a fossil history, sits as a record of all that has gone before, juxtaposing intricate detail against the void that conceals it.”
Lovelace catalogue (Powerhouse Museum, Sydney)
Hand cut text on archival matte, 1 tonne of office paper 1680 W x 800 H x D 1782 mm