Rosalind Lawson

Artist

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……………………………………………..Collaborations 2001 - 2003
Making art works out of handmade paper invites the artist to work closely with nature. This body of work developed through a close collaboration with the natural materials around me such as the native grasses, kangaroo in particular and oxides from the onsite mining tunnel.
But a variety of living creatures and plants played an intrinsic part in the production. The Longicorn Beetle carves deep channels (galleries) over the surface of eucalypts and I moulded freshly made kangaroo grass paper over these surfaces to make the embossed surfaces.
Sketch Book in particular exemplifies this process and intent of marrying natural and human art.

This series was exhibited at The Ballarat Fine Art Gallery 2003 and Prospect Gallery Adelaide 2004.
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Collaboration 1
2001
130 cm x 92 cm
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Collaboration 1 Detail

2001
130cm x 92cm
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Collaboration 2

2001
114cm x 43cm
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Collaboration 3

2001
164cm x 23cm
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Collaboration 3 Detail

2001
164cm x 23cm
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Collaboration 4

2002
25cm x 15cm
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Collaboration 5

2001
182cm x 15cm
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Collaboration 6

2001
182cm x 15cm
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Collaboration 6 Detail

2001
182cm x 15cm
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Fold

2002
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Sketchbook

2001
117cm x 47cm
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Sketchbook Detail

2001
117cm x 47cm
Photographs by Daryl Wiseley