Abbra Kotlarczyk
windjammer 04a, 2021
Natural dyes of acacia glaucoptera (clay wattle), mint, pomegranate, lily, parsley and lavender, graphite, acrylic polymer, hand perforated 300gsm papers, rice glue and shock cord
47.5 (w top) x 56.5 (w bottom) x 51.5 (h left) x 43cm (h right)



windjammer 04b, 2021
Natural dyes of acacia glaucoptera (clay wattle), mint, pomegranate, lily, parsley and lavender, graphite, acrylic polymer, hand perforated 300gsm papers, rice glue and shock cord
47.5 (w top) x 56.5 (w bottom) x 43 (h left) x 51.5cm (h right)



windjammer 05, 2021
Natural dyes of acacia glaucoptera (clay wattle), mint, pomegranate, lily, parsley and lavender, graphite, acrylic polymer, hand perforated 300gsm papers, rice glue and shock cord
17 (w top) x 50 (w bottom) x 76.5cm (h)



windjammer 06a, 2021
Natural dyes of acacia glaucoptera (clay wattle), mint, pomegranate, lily, parsley and lavender, graphite, acrylic polymer, hand perforated 300gsm papers, rice glue and shock cord
78.5 (w top) x 86 (w bottom) x 26cm (h sides)



A series of custom hand-dyed, perforated paper sails based on the central installation of an exhibition reading room at BLINDSIDE, A sonorous draft; a lexicon of windjamming (2021), currently in hibernation in Gallery 2. These permeable sails cast a web of numerical referents consisting of taxa taken from the Svalbard Global Seed Vault inventory, combined with migratory reference numbers of Holocaust survivors aboard the SS Svalbard refugee boat en route to Australia in 1949. The number nets chart the pathways of hyphae—each of the branching filaments that make up the mycelium of a fungus—that are responsible for absorbing nutrients from host environments.

(Images are indicative of final work only. Artwork for sale is based on existing design but will be made as a unique version with different number configuration and seasonal botanical dyes)

Images by Christo Crocker, 2021

B-side artists: Mel Deerson and Briony Galligan
Abbra Kotlarczyk, A sonorous draft; a lexicon of windjamming, 2021, installation view
windjammer 04b, 2021
windjammer 05, 2021
windjammer 06a, 2021


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