West and Wild

West and Wild joins the multitude of art forms made from animal bones located in galleries, outdoor artspaces, and private collections across the globe (and across time), decorative, spiritual, at the same time confronting as statements of artistic endeavour.

west and wild start 2Here, beautiful and elegant sun-clean bones from mainly sheep or lambs, also kangaroos and cattle, have been painted to accentuate the ‘wild’ and laid out on rocks backing to the heat of the western sun.

In late afternoon this unruly sun both highlights and shapes the skeleton forms.

Over the years, grass and herbaceous plants have grown around the bones and they will bed themselves in the soil, plants and rock crevasses formalising the piece as Land Art, site specific, tied to this ground.

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Art and Time …

Passing animals might disrupt the design, scatter some pieces. Heavy rain may rush some away. Time will tell.

Update June 2016. Animals have disturbed parts of West & Wild but more so, climate elements have weathered the paint and grass as well as large plants (such as Aaron’s Wand) have grown around the bones. A refresh and redesign was needed in 2016, as shown in the picture below. Further repair and refreshing will be needed for the 2017-2018 spring-summer-autumn art walk season. This is one of the more fragile LandArtFarm works.

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