240 hand-cut plywood boards
232 x 212 x 30 cm
Commissioned by Hermes Australia, Hermes Sydney Art Window, July 2011
Utopia Art, Sydney
Private collection, Sydney
Using a jigsaw like it were a broad brush. This three dimensional relief sketch has just enough detail for the viewer to form an ‘idea’ of a tree – its species is left unknown – titled only as ‘Yamadori’. The artist is not suggesting verisimilitude she is simply presenting artifice.
The literal translation Yamadori is Japanese for ‘taking from nature’ – this piece invites you to discover this work on many levels through its imagery, materials and concept, each ‘taken from nature’.
Be it the representation of this natural silhouette, the materials derived from nature or the philosophical idea of what the these two represent, the viewer is invited to contemplate the significance of this absence, filling this void with their own imagery and ideas.
Australian Library of Art, State Library of Queensland
Macquarie Group Collection
Fisher Library/University of Sydney Art Collection
State Library of Victoria
Newcastle Region Art Gallery
Deakin University Art Collection
Westpac Banking Group Art Collection, Corporate Art Collection