dimensions78 x 52
mediummixed: wood, charcoal, gesso, fire, glue, bones, human and animal hair, seeds, sap, feathers and reptile skin
Artist Statement & Bio
My work is always about giving new life to material, through process and experimentation. This piece is about memory and loss and a plea for us all to inquire, to listen, learn and implement the changes needed to protect our unique flora and fauna for future generations to enjoy. The pieces used in this work has been collected in bush fire ravaged areas from as far away as Kangaroo Island, SA and as near as Buxton, Balmoral and my own backyard. Despite the seriousness of the piece, it gave me great pleasure to work on andcommunicate through.BioBirte was born and educated in Denmark.She immigrated to Sydney in 1993 where she continued to work as a designer until 2008when she relocated to The Southern Highlands with her family.She completed a Diploma of fine arts at the institute of TAFE Illawarra, Moss Vale Campusin 2011 and has since exhibited in various group exhibitions and been accepted as a finalistin several art awards and prizes, primarily in NSW and the ACT.Birte works across a variety of disciplines including photography, jewelry, installation andsculpture. Her work appears in private collections in Denmark, Australia and New Zealand.