This piece was created for our annual Kangaroo Island Easter Art Exhibition, which opens Good Friday night. The theme of the exhibition is “Walk on the Wild Side”, which I fortunately do quite often. I thought I’d celebrate my tenth year of participation with a “classic”. I see the artwork as proof of my presence in the wild landscape, as I walked and collected the leaves from the trees on my property. And that the chew marks are proof of the beetles’ presence; we collaborated.
Proof of Presence
Kangaroo Island Narrow-leaved Mallee (Eucalyptus cneorifolia) leaves , chewed by nocturnal scarab beetles, linen thread and bookbinder’s gum on canvas
105 x 105 cm framed, image diameter 72 cm
Framed in a white frame with circular matt, side spacers, glass and hangers
SOLD – Private collection, Denmark
© Janine Mackintosh, All Rights Reserved 2015