Aitken, A, Untitled 2 (holdfast iterations), Megalo Print Studio & Gallery, Canberra, Australia, pp. 1 (2018) [Minor Creative Work]
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Untitled 2 (holdfast iterations) is part of an ongoing series of works that interprets my entangling connection with lutruwita/ Tasmania. The work references the holdfast from the giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera). This sinuous anchor binds the algae to rock by sending out root-like (haptera) lines of connection. The resultant growth anchors the kelp to rock so it can flex and hold with the powerful movements of the Southern Ocean. The artwork was arrived at through an iterative making process of reproduction, transformation and mirroring. The hand and lasercut wood matrix and its corresponding print interprets the complex and porous form of the holdfast and also the interaction between place and my body.
|Item Type:||Minor Creative Work|
|Keywords:||Megalo International Print Prize, woodcut, place-based|
|Research Division:||Creative Arts and Writing|
|Research Group:||Visual arts|
|Research Field:||Fine arts|
|Objective Division:||Culture and Society|
|Objective Field:||The creative arts|
|UTAS Author:||Aitken, A (Dr Antonia Aitken)|
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