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Rainforest vegetation is uncommon in Australia. It has been on the ecological retreat for millions of years and now exists in limited areas where high rainfall and soil fertility are sufficient to maintain the ecosystem. In southern NSW, rainforests are very isolated with fewer tree species. Water vines are a feature of these rainforests. These lianas grow to a large size and drape themselves in complex patterns through the canopy and ground.
"Liana Sigil" depicts one of these rainforest gullies where massive water vines have produced strange cursive forms strewn through the Lilly Pilly canopy. Partial 3D molding has been used to manipulate the perspective of these liana loops.
Acrylic plaster and paint