SARAH ELSON rapier lehmanni GALERIE DÜSSELDORF 17 July - 14 August 2011

Materials used - recycled silver, copper,
bronze, brass and gold. all works completed 2011 Sarah Elson’s new work continues her interest in florabunda.
Through small scale sculptural forms she explores the issue of economic wealth derived from Western Australia’s mineral riches against the biodiverse environmental richness of WA.
The subject of much of the work is the deceased flower of the Eucalptus Lehmannii, commonly known as the spider gum.
This defensive looking seed casing is cast in precious recycled metals to
enhance its severity of form,
whilst being hollowed out to accentuate lightness and the complexity of its internal structure.

This is an attempt to work through issues of objectification and security, and perceptions of value placed on ones intimate relationship to the genitailia of all plants - the flower.