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Title

The crop I

1976

Artist

Rosalie Gascoigne

New Zealand, Australia

25 Jan 1917 - 23 Oct 1999

  • Details

    Other Title
    The crop [Gallery A Sydney, 1976]
    Date
    1976
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    salsify heads, galvanised wire, galvanised iron
    Dimensions
    30.0 x 90.0 x 96.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1976
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    237.1976
    Copyright
    © Rosalie Gascoigne. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    ‘The crop 1’ is a major work in Gascoigne’s output. It presents the viewer with hundreds of dried salsify heads that have been compressed, bound and arranged on an iron sheet. The sculpture is usually seen as symbolising Australian agriculture, evoking the partitioning and cultivation of the land. Its composition emphasises order and balance, recalling the structuring of Japanese brush fences and ikebana arrangements. Texture is also central to the work: the materials show traces of natural processes, the effects of time in their environment. The work highlights Gascoigne’s method of presenting judicious and inspired juxtapositions of found objects, the serendipity of her materials always conditioned by conceptual clarity.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 12 publications

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