Sunday, November 12, 2006

Day 196
Yes, it's R-rated. I drove to the Gallery and walked around the Lake over the two bridges and then popped into the Gallery to see what's new. The Fiona Hall (bottom row, 3rd in line, click to enlarge) sardine cans are back - I think they are my favourite thing in the Gallery collection. There are about 20 cans in a row on the wall. They are real sardine cans with lids rolled back by a key and atop each one is an exquisite plant, crafted from aluminium by cutting, beating and bending. Inside the tin is a part of the human body including genitalia, sometimes male and female together, sometimes a hand and genitalia - the choice and pose inspired by the nature of the plant. Under each are the botanical and common names. This one is the baobab tree (Adansonia digitata) which originated in Africa but is thought to have established itself here long before European settlement. 6 km walk.

6 comments:

Julie Oakley said...

Alison, thank you for drawing attention to her work. It does look fascinating and beautiful.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Hmm. A bit more body to this drawing than the pics of clouds. One of the writers in our little workshop group always seems to see body parts in my drawings of trees!
W.

Tami said...

Glad to read the explaination, thought maybe it was my imagination. Intersting art concept!

Penny said...

I love Fiona Hall's stuff, she does such interesting things. Like this interesting interpretation. Missed catching up daily but am now back for a few days at least!

Katherine said...

Sounds absolutely fascinating - I love the bits of info we get about the art you see over there.

Very punny Wendy! ;)

Jana Bouc said...

Wow! I love the concept. It's so crazy and interesting and brave. Fun drawing too. I'm glad you explained it.