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Towers of the Goddess, 2018-2022

From the series On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing, an exploration of Earth as a living organism. Mother Nature in all her glory. Towers of the Goddess features the rear view of the iconic ‘towers’ of the Paine mountain range, shot whilst trekking through the Torres Del Paine national park in Patagonia, Chile.

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  • Pigment print in Australia on Hahnemuhle photo rag pearl paper
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Pigment print on archival Hahnemuhle photo rag pearl paper. Imperfections may appear in varying degrees depending on print size and are intentional.

88 x 73.5cm (L) Edition of 5 + 2AP
30.5 x 25.4cm (S) Edition of 30 +2AP

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On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing reflects on nature, on Earth as a living organism.

The photographs were made with a slow intensity of exploration through the physical act of walking and site-responsive connections to remote environments.

Performative in the process of their creation, each work is happened upon, captured during physically demanding expeditions.

Geological landscapes, otherworldly scenes and elements of human interference become found moments in time and space, evoking environmental and philosophical questions.

On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing is a meditation on time.

As humans, we are slow to act to protect the environment from our own destruction, to halt its decline, to care for home, our golden earth.

The series includes work developed during an artist residency with La Wayaka Current in the indigenous community of Coyo in the Atacama Desert, Chile, the driest nonpolar desert in the world.

The work includes a collaboration with musician and composer Russell Webster (The M1) utilising field recordings and live instrumentation to form a looped soundscape.

*Exhibition title references an excerpt from Arundhati Roy’s speech “Come September” delivered in 2002.

Rae Begley

The artist acknowledges the Bidjigal and Gadigal custodians of the lands and waters where she lives and works. She recognises that sovereignty was never ceded and pays her respects to Elders past and present.

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