What helped you rest and recharge in 2019?
What sustained you, even through difficult times?
What elements of sustenance would you like to carry with you into 2020?
I created a participatory community installation.
Here’s the blurb that went on the wall next to the artwork.
was conceived, created and coordinated by Sally Swain
with the Older Women’s Network and
Newtown Wellness Centre community.
Fallen branches were gradually gathered from Kangaroo Valley, Nielsen Park, Annandale and Forest Lodge.
They were assembled into the FoRest sculpture during the 2019 bushfire emergency, when swathes of forest – plants and animals –
were lost around Australia.
Participants were invited to consider what helps bring them rest or sustenance, then to express this on leaf shapes
to attach to the branches.
to sustain ourselves,
each other and the earth.
So….what got YOU through?
What might continue to sustain you?
with love, art and soul
PS In the vein
of Sally Swain
Art and Soul Space
will not race
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