As I walked through Art Gallery of NSW for the 18th Biennale of Sydney, there was a trail of bits of paper ‘screwed up and stuck to the walls’ and I couldn’t help but wonder what it was all about. The works are by John Wolseley and he spoke about his art and how they are drawings of sorts done by rubbing paper against burnt tree branches in the Mallee, Victoria. Some of the sheets of paper he’d thrown into the wind, ‘let them dance’ and then several months later he returned to pick them up to see what nature had done. The result is weathered cartridge paper stained with red dirt and charcoal. Fantastic!
The 18th Biennale of Sydney is on until September 26, 2012. You can read more about John Wolseley’s work here.
Image via 18th Biennale of Sydney.