Bunbury Biennale
  • Bridal Vine
  • 2009
  • Galvanised wire
  • 600cm x 120cm x 60cm
  • Collection of City of Bunbury

Bunbury Biennale

Bunbury Regional Galleries, Bunbury, Western Australia

Bridal Vine and Element of Mutation.

Both of these works are a continuation of my earlier exploration of introduced plant species. These are invasive plants that are becoming naturalised in native bushlands and road verges. I’m interested in the peculiar ways plants have of achieving domination over native species, as well as noting the roles of animals and man in this process. I am thinking about what will happen if the plants become superplants through their superior reproduction methods.

Its steely resilience establishes a stranglehold in the environment, twisting, tangling and weaving its way to further expand its hold on the earth. Underground tubers form a dense mat ensuring a monoculture develops. But what happens if it starts to grow faster?

Bridal Vine was purchased by the City of Bunbury.