how the earth cries

Greer Taylor - how the earth cries - IAVA Group Exhibition
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reach was an IAVA group exhibition held at Gallery Lane Cove — it featured work by 30 IAVA members; my work included in reach, was an installation sculpture called how the earth cries


This work stands to reminds each of us the that the earth herself cries, and she always has… grief is required if life is to flourish and for us to experience the fullness and depth of life. The earth has understood this even before she birthed life and she has carried this grief with her, while delighting in the joy of her creations as they emerged into ever greater diversity.

This work suspends the earth’s tears, in this case sticks bandaged with pink and white crepe paper, in space, held for us to acknowledge before they reach the ground to turn to compost.

I would like to express my gratitude to:

  • Judy Bourke for alerting me to this exhibition — this work arrived as a download to me within minutes of Judy making contact
  • Deborah Redwood and many other IAVA members for their assistance in installing this work
  • Gallery Lane Cove install team for their specialty skills in getting the canopy suspended

how the earth cries,
crepe paper bandaged sticks, cotton thread, steel rings, wire, timber, butcher paper, cotton gauze, calico rubbed on bushfire burnt trees
220 x 180 x 180 cm, on circle of paper 250cm diameter, 2023

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