This piece was created for our Kangaroo Island Easter Art Exhibition, which this year had the theme “Reflections”. I chose to focus on the process of reflecting on past experiences. “The Cogitator” title is playing on Rodin’s masterpiece of deep thought, “The Thinker”.
Reflective thoughts draw upon a complex network of neuron paths in the ever-evolving landscape of the mind. There is no single, unconnected thought. As with a landscape, paths are formed through experience, some are familiar and well-worn, others are faint and difficult to find.
Found metal, muscovite mica, crushed Yacca gum (Xanthorrhoea semiplana ssp. tateana), Heath Needlebush (Hakea mitchellii) leaves, linen thread and bookbinder’s gum on canvas
105 x 105 cm framed, image diameter 72 cm
Framed in a white box frame with a white circular matt, side spacers, glass and hangers
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