Botanical resucitation II
Botanical resucitation II

Janet Laurence

1947 - Botanical resucitation II 2006
  • duraclear,shinkolite acrylic, aluminium, oil and pigment
258 cm x 50 cm

Janet Laurence is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, exhibiting nationally and internationally. Bridging ethical and environmental concerns, Laurence’s art considers the inseparability of all living things and represents, in her words, “an ecological quest”. Reflecting on the mutability of nature, science, memory and loss, Laurence creates immersive environments offering us a deeply experiential and cultural relationship to the environment.

For more than 35 years, Janet Laurence’s practice has been driven by the fragility of the natural environment. Across photography, sculpture, video and installation, she explores the deep interconnection of life forms and ecologies to produce work driven by themes of alchemical transformation, history and perception that is distinctive, complex and beautiful. 

Within the recognised threat to the life world she explores what it might mean to heal, albeit metaphorically, the natural environment, fusing this with a sense of communal loss and search for connection with powerful life forces.

Source:  Shermann Galleries

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