LOUISE FLAHERTY

LOUISE FLAHERTY

Memorial for Forgotten Plants – Port Noarlunga, 2020
Ink on paper
117h x 117w x 4d cm (framed)
$6,000 (plus postage, handling and insurance within Australia)

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LOUISE FLAHERTY

Throughout the entire council region only 9% of our original vegetation remains, existing as small fragmented islands of habitat in a highly modified landscape. (City of Onkaparinga)

Memorial for Forgotten Plants – Port Noarlunga is part of a long-term project which involves researching the native flora across the many different ecosystems of Adelaide, which now rarely exist.

This piece was made during an artist residency at Sauerbier House, which involved researching the remnant native vegetation of the Port Noarlunga region.

Drawn with white ink on black paper, this work reflects the loss and sadness of native plants from our suburban landscape and highlights native plant conservation. In making the memorials, my process is often one of repetition; I draw each plant repeatedly, committing its details to memory. By sharing this practice with the wider community, I hope that each creative encounter with a local plant species offers an opportunity to remember.

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