LAUREN KENNEDY (WA) - Recording Time
|ochre, ink, acrylic and water-soluble wax crayon on linen
|150 x 207cm
|Lauren Kennedy (WA)
When I think of dirt, I think of the vast, ancient landscape of the Pilbara.
There is a saying I heard recently about how the desert right sizes you; when immersed in remote Australian landscapes, I feel like a small dot in the scheme of these monumental places, and it puts everything into perspective.
We are merely passing by in this life.
I used natural ochre from home and repetitive dots, applied with rocks as a method to record time. This naturally became a meditative exercise, watching the differing marks evolve and merge organically, which aligns with how I feel when I sink into the natural rhythm of the landscape.