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Amanda McKeith

Pymble Ladies’ College

Artwork title
Reflections of a fragile nature
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Artist’s statement

Nature is an enigma – susceptible to weathering and deterioration yet amazingly strong, resilient and beautiful. My artwork is an exploration of this in the skeletal framework of leaves. As leaves disintegrate, an intricate weave of intertwining veins remains whose function is vital to the life and sustenance of the form.

I was inspired by Bronwyn Oliver to use wire as my base material in creating oversized natural forms. Oliver’s presentation of sculptural works in their natural setting also inspired my photographs. Anne Mudge inspired my use of shadows and reflections, highlighting the beauty of these skeletal forms.

Collection connections

Compare and consider the 'traditional’ and 'contemporary’ techniques and materials used to explore aspects nature in the artworks by Amanda McKeith and Kawabata Gyokusho. Analyse and outline the way each artist has responded to the concept of transience.