Gariwerd - not the end.

INFO: Drawn between 2015 to 2017, this major work is not so much a drawing of a tree but about what it signifies and represents to humanity. The drawing includes elements that are hidden at first glance and intended to be found on closer and longer observation: patterns suggestive of human faces, parts of human bodies, hawk winged 'spirits.' These hidden elements expose a more ethereal or supernal level of the work that is subject to the viewer's interpretation or imagination. The intention was to study the interface between the physical body of the tree as representing nature and the cultural and spiritual meanings that humanity attaches to nature. The visual source comes from eucalyptus trees in the Grampians National Park known as Gariwerd to the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung people.

 
drawing of a deceased eucalyptus
Gariwerd ~ not the end, graphite and charcoal on paper, 280 x 152cm, 2015 - 2017.
etching of two trees in blue
Gariwerd ~ not the end, detail.
prints of forest and mushrooms
Gariwerd ~ not the end, detail.

Artwork Copyright: Kasia Fabijanska
Photography: Matthew Stanton