Five Senses

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The title for this piece was drawn from a beautiful poem, written in 1963 by the poet, conservationist and social activist Judith Wright (1915–2000).

“Five Senses”
While I’m in my five senses
they send me spinning
all sounds and silences,
all shape and colour
as thread for that weaver,
whose web within me growing
follows beyond my knowing
some pattern sprung from nothing–
a rhythm that dances
and is not mine.

Five Senses
Kangaroo Island Narrow-leaved Mallee (Eucalyptus cneorifolia) leaves, rusted circular saw blade, linen thread and bookbinder’s gum on paper
105 x 105 cm framed
Framed with white moulding, a white circular cut matt, internal side spacers, glass and hangers
SOLD – Private collection Queensland

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