Sow (2014)

In reading the accounts of past residents and seeing images of their gardens I was struck by the effort that went into this endeavour. These gardens came to symbolise Lake Margaret residents’ desire to make this isolated and somewhat inhospitable place home – somewhere in which they could take pride. Sow invites reflection on these now absent gardens by ‘writing’ the names of vegetables mentioned during the Oral History Project interviews. Metaphorical garden beds are created using conglomerate stone, a rock type that was intentionally selected based on its previous use as garden edging within The Village.

Conglomerate rock found in situ. Site-specific installation.
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