Aneta Bozic (Australia)
Title: Spring of Consciousness
Medium: Cotton thread on linen
Size: 21 x 29cm
Spring of Consciousness is an abstracted representation of my new garden. Red, black and white cotton threads on a gifted piece of linen become a tangle of twigs, perhaps a nest, with blossoms of colour, of possibilities, of life and death.
The title of this work comes from the song The Garden by the German band Einstürzende Neubauten.
It’s lyrics reflect how I feel with the purchase of my new garden, a wild, preloved tangle of nature. The lines ‘You will find me if you want me in the garden, unless it’s pouring down with rain’ is repeated a dozen times. It’s reflective of the same repetitive work that goes on within the garden – weeding, pruning, planting, harvesting, interrupted only by inclement weather.
The title, Spring of Consciousness, is included in the third verse, which references the Garden of Eden, and eludes to where all the joy and drama of discovery happens, in all its forms.
It’s the very reason why I love to garden.
Nature, in all its forms, is the main inspiration for my work. Using organic materials as often as I can, I represent it in both abstracted and realistic ways, always allowing and embracing imperfections as an element of the final product and an inevitable and necessary part of the process.