This work deals with the real prospect of diminishing rainfall in Australia as a consequence of climate change. It imagines a fictional species - pluvia australis - which is in danger of extinction. Drawing on the tradition of entomology collection practices in museums, these endangered raindrops are collected, pinned, labelled and preserved for future generations.
timber cabinet, flameworked glass raindrops, entomology pins, paper labels
45 x 45 x 45 cm
Judges of the 2008 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Edmund Capon AM OBE (Director of Art Gallery of NSW) and Deborah Edwards (Senior Curator of Australian Art at Art Gallery of NSW).
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