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Title

The bond is stronger in the age of division

2017


Artist

Geraldine Javier

Philippines

1970 -


About

This installation is an extension of Javier’s works in print and painting that draw on the natural environment of provincial Batangas to create allegorical insights into the human condition and relationships.The artist says, ‘My appreciation for plants is always focused on the leaves and flowers, but never the roots. However, as an avid gardener, I know how vital roots are to a plant's growth. They are hidden from sight and often ignored. Maybe that is a bit like how we view people. We judge them too by outward appearance – or gender, religion, nationality, even by status in life. What is hidden, like the roots of the plants, is a deeper psyche, or collective unconscious that connects us all. A connectivity that can't be cut off by poor signals or power interruption. But how do roots move through the earth? Do they respond to situations, crisis, like we do? Do they invade and kill neighbouring roots? Do they reach out and tangle with each other for added strength and even, perhaps, create a sense of community? Like many of my works, this piece poses questions and there is no definite answer.'


Details


Place where the work was made

Batangas Luzon Philippines


Date

2017


Media category

Installation


Materials used

wood, silk screen; organza, synthetic yarn; embroidery and crochet


Dimensions

dimensions variable :

a - embroidery 1, 22.7 x 22.1 x 3.7 cm

b - embroidery 2, 13.8 x 25 x 3.7 cm

c - embroidery 3, 19.4 x 18 x 3.7 cm

d - embroidery 4, 21.4 x 17.1 x 3.7 cm

e - embroidery 5, 15.2 x 19.3 x 3.7 cm

f - embroidery 6, 15.9 x 12.4 x 3.7 cm

g - embroidery 7, 14.5 x 28 x 3.7 cm

h - embroidery 8, 18 x 11 x 3.7 cm

i - embroidery 9, 19.8 x 26.5 x 3.7 cm

j - embroidery 10, 19 x 16.6 x 3.7 cm

k - embroidery 11, 14.5 x 19 x 3.7 cm

l - embroidery 12, 22 x 23 x 3.7 cm

m - embroidery 13, 14 x 28.1 x 3.7 cm

n - embroidery 14, 18.4 x 22.5 x 3.7 cm

o - embroidery 15, 20.5 x 15 x 3.7 cm

p - embroidery 16, 19.5 x 27.1 x 3.7 cm

q - embroidery 17, 28.9 x 19.1 x 3.7 cm

r - embroidery 18, 17.1 x 14 x 3.7 cm

s - embroidery 19, 16.8 x 22 x 3.7 cm

t - embroidery 20, 19.6 x 20.8 x 3.7 cm

u - embroidery 21, 17.9 x 16 x 3.7 cm

v - embroidery 22, 13.9 x 16.9 x 3.7 cm

w - embroidery 23, 17.3 x 19.5 x 3.7 cm

x - embroidery 24, 18.2 x 17.2 x 3.7 cm

y - embroidery 25, 22 x 22.4 x 3.7 cm

z - embroidery 26, 20 x 20.9 x 3.7 cm

aa - embroidery 27, 19 x 18.2 x 3.7 cm

bb - embroidery 28, 20.1 x 16.9 x 3.7 cm

cc - embroidery 29, 20.2 x 21.5 x 3.7 cm

dd - embroidery 30, 12.4 x 11.5 x 3.7 cm

ee - embroidery 31, 18.6 x 20.5 x 3.7 cm

ff - embroidery 32, 13.9 x 25 x 3.7 cm

gg - embroidery 33, 19 x 20.5 x 3.7 cm

hh - embroidery 34, 20 x 17 x 3.7 cm

ii - embroidery 35, 16.9 x 17 x 3.7 cm

jj - embroidery 36, 15 x 18 x 3.7 cm

kk - embroidery 37, 13 x 18 x 3.7 cm

ll - embroidery 38, 15.6 x 17.2 x 3.7 cm

mm - embroidery 39, 16.6 x 15 x 3.7 cm

nn - embroidery 40, 14.1 x 18 x 3.7 cm

oo - embroidery 41, 18 x 19 x 3.7 cm

pp - embroidery 42, 12.9 x 20.4 x 3.7 cm

qq - embroidery 43, 18.1 x 26.1 x 3.7 cm

rr - embroidery 44, 21.2 x 14.5 x 3.7 cm

ss - embroidery 45, 18.1 x 26 x 3.7 cm

tt - embroidery 46, 18.4 x 17.1 x 3.7 cm

uu - embroidery 47, 20.9 x 21.9 x 3.7 cm

vv - embroidery 48, 15.4 x 22 x 3.7 cm

ww - embroidery 49, 24.6 x 18.5 x 3.7 cm

xx - embroidery 50, 13.5 x 25.1 x 3.7 cm

yy - embroidery 51, 15.1 x 16.1 x 3.7 cm

zz - embroidery 52, 26.2 x 15.1 x 3.7 cm

aaa - embroidery 53, 16.1 x 20 x 3.7 cm

bbb - embroidery 54, 16.1 x 13 x 3.7 cm

ccc - embroidery 55, 18.6 x 18.1 x 3.7 cm

ddd - embroidery 56, 18.1 x 20.1 x 3.7 cm

eee - embroidery 57, 13.4 x 19 x 3.7 cm

fff - embroidery 58, 14.6 x 20 x 3.7 cm

ggg - embroidery 59, 18.8 x 21.4 x 3.7 cm

hhh - embroidery 60, 11.9 x 21.1 x 3.7 cm

iii - embroidery 61, 14 x 13.1 x 3.7 cm

jjj - embroidery 62, 14.2 x 13 x 3.7 cm

kkk - embroidery 63, 16.2 x 16.7 x 3.7 cm

lll - embroidery 64, 13 x 20 x 3.7 cm

mmm - embroidery 65, 18.2 x 24.2 x 3.7 cm

nnn - embroidery 66, 16.9 x 20.9 x 3.7 cm

ooo - embroidery 67, 19 x 16.5 x 3.7 cm

ppp - embroidery 68, 16.8 x 22.2 x 3.7 cm

qqq - embroidery 69, 20.9 x 19.8 x 3.7 cm

rrr - embroidery 70, 16.5 x 15.5 x 3.7 cm

sss - embroidery 71, 18.5 x 13.9 x 3.7 cm

ttt - embroidery 72, 15.8 x 12.4 x 3.7 cm

uuu - embroidery 73, 18.8 x 21 x 3.7 cm

vvv - embroidery 74, 14.2 x 18.2 x 3.7 cm

www - embroidery 75, 16 x 22.1 x 3.7 cm

xxx - embroidery 76, 12.4 x 15.5 x 3.7 cm

yyy - embroidery 77, 12.3 x 18.5 x 3.7 cm

zzz - embroidery 78, 18 x 20 x 3.7 cm

aaaa - embroidery 79, 16.4 x 24 x 3.7 cm

bbbb - embroidery 80, 20.2 x 20.1 x 3.7 cm

cccc - embroidery 81, 15.4 x 20.5 x 3.7 cm

dddd - embroidery 82, 17.9 x 15.4 x 3.7 cm

eeee - embroidery 83, 13.4 x 21.9 x 3.7 cm

ffff - embroidery 84, 12.4 x 15.5 x 3.7 cm

gggg - embroidery 85, 19.6 x 21.5 x 3.7 cm

hhhh - embroidery 86, 18 x 20.5 x 3.7 cm

iiii - embroidery 87, 21 x 19 x 3.7 cm

jjjj - embroidery 88, 13.1 x 23.1 x 3.7 cm

kkkk - embroidery 89, 15 x 16.5 x 3.7 cm

llll - embroidery 90, 13.3 x 18.5 x 3.7 cm

mmmm - embroidery 91, 19 x 16.6 x 3.7 cm

nnnn - embroidery 92, 13.8 x 27 x 3.7 cm

oooo - embroidery 93, 21.5 x 17.9 x 3.7 cm

pppp - embroidery 94, 15.2 x 13 x 3.7 cm

qqqq - embroidery 95, 20 x 25 x 3.7 cm

rrrr - embroidery 96, 20.2 x 15.1 x 3.7 cm

ssss - embroidery 97, 13.4 x 10.7 x 3.7 cm

tttt - embroidery 98, 21 x 20.1 x 3.7 cm

uuuu - embroidery 99, 15 x 15 x 3.7 cm

vvvv - embroidery 100, 19.3 x 20 x 3.7 cm

wwww - embroidery 101, 17.7 x 20 x 3.7 cm

xxxx - embroidery 102, 15 x 18.1 x 3.7 cm

yyyy - embroidery 103, 13.3 x 23 x 3.7 cm

zzzz - embroidery 104, 17.4 x 25 x 3.7 cm

aaaaa - embroidery 105, 18 x 16.9 x 3.7 cm

bbbbb - embroidery 106, 13.1 x 22.3 x 3.7 cm

ccccc - embroidery 107, 16 x 13.4 x 3.7 cm

ddddd - embroidery 108, 14 x 17.5 x 3.7 cm

eeeee - embroidery 109, 18 x 16.6 x 3.7 cm

fffff - embroidery 110, 13.7 x 20 x 3.7 cm

ggggg - embroidery 111, 14.1 x 19.2 x 3.7 cm

hhhhh - embroidery 112, 20.1 x 18.1 x 3.7 cm

iiiii - embroidery 113, 19.1 x 21.7 x 3.7 cm

jjjjj - embroidery 114, 20 x 21 x 3.7 cm


Credit

D G Wilson Bequest Fund 2017


Location

Not on display


Accession number

521.2017.a-kkkkk


Artist information

Geraldine Javier

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history