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Anna Taylor

13 February, 2018 - 3 March, 2018

Anna Taylor, The Andes, Peru – Save me series (detail), 2016, 230 x 510mm. Photographer: Christopher Sanders

Anna Taylor

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Within a seamed rock held in my palm, a river cuts through land.

Anna Taylor, Dagze Lake, Tibet, Save Me Series, Photographed By Christopher Sanders
Anna Taylor, Dagze Lake, Tibet, Save Me Series, Photographed By Christopher Sanders

Anna Taylor, Dagze Lake, Tibet, Save Me Series, photographed by Christopher Sanders

Anna Taylor, The Andes, Peru, Save Me Series, Photographed By Christopher Sanders

Anna Taylor, The Andes, Peru, Save Me Series, photographed by Christopher Sanders

Anna Taylor, Gosse Bluff, Australia, Save Me Series, Photographed By Christopher Sanders

Anna Taylor, Gosse Bluff, Australia, Save Me Series, photographed by Christopher Sanders

Anna Taylor, Dagze Lake, Tibet, Save Me Series, Photographed By Christopher SandersAnna Taylor, The Andes, Peru, Save Me Series, Photographed By Christopher SandersAnna Taylor, Gosse Bluff, Australia, Save Me Series, Photographed By Christopher Sanders

Within a seamed rock held in my palm, a river cuts through land.

These works explore the minutiae of landscape replicated in the aerial view, documenting the exquisite mirroring of detail, pattern and line.

In nature these echoes reverberate endlessly.

These recent images pan further away still, revealing vast surface areas of earth. This work is both a celebration of our earth and it’s incredible beauty, and a call to action to save it.

Anna Taylor has painted landscape for many years.  From 2006 she spent eighteen months travelling to and from Melbourne to Darwin by air, living in the Kakadu area.  The observations made during this time have fed her work ever since.

Anna observed the minutiae of nature, a rock surface, replicated what she saw from above. Cracks in the rocks became rivers or escarpments seen from the air. This morphing of perspective has fascinated her ever since.

She observed the decaying of huge leaves left a webbing, a weaving perhaps, replicating the ‘dilly bags’ created by the Yolngu people over many thousands of years. This began her vessel making, knitting wire, and receiving tuition in the traditional techniques from the Yolngu women.

The works at fortyfivedownstairs are a culmination of these many years of depicting these elements of nature.  The wire works are no longer vessels, but rivers of bone eerily representing global warming.  Her paintings have expanded to encompass the incredible beauty of the earth’s surface and Anna is indebted to NASA and the Japanese ASTER (the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) program for the images she has worked with.

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Start:
13 February, 2018
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3 March, 2018
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