2013 Wallflower – A Cabinet of Curiosity

Wallflower – A Cabinet of Curiosity was exhibited as part of a group exhibition titled Wonder Room at Maroondah Art Gallery in October of 2013. The other exhibiting artists were Paul Compton, Rona Green, Deborah Klein and Heather Shimmen.

Wallflower – A Cabinet of Curiosity is a playful exploration whereby botanical details of the native orchids are transformed into imagined bugs. Neither plant nor animal the swarm of twenty bugs scale the wall to a hybrid furry plant form – lured along the way by falling petals. This work explores interdependence within relationships and in this case the conversation is contained within the botanical outline of the native orchid. Drawn on a gentle repeating pattern of William Morris design the drawings rise from the floor like a whisper.