jane kidd

Land Sentence Series

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Land Sentence: Arbour
Woven Tapestry
83 x 205 cm

A sentence is the basic unit of communication, a meaningful statement. In this series sentence also references the punishment imposed by mankind on the environment. 

Aerial and satellite photographs provide beautiful yet unnerving images of pollution, erosion, deforestation and infestation; technology that records our complex and destructive relationship to the world around us.

Through the slow and intimate process and flawed language of tapestry weaving I am reinterpreting and rewriting the dispassionate certainty of these technological sources to refocus on our complicity in the sentencing of the world we live in.