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
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.