Carving Memories: propagation by roots

Tamika Grant-Iramu
Carving Memories: propagation by roots, 2019
Vinyl-cut on Hahnemühle paper
200cm x 275cm (full installation)
Editions AP + 2-3 of 3 available


Carving Memories: propagation by roots was created as large installation of prints, with the whole series of prints sold as a limited edition of 3 + 2 Artist Proofs.

A selection of pieces that make up this large work have been editioned separately (e.g. Carving Memories: propagation by roots #3). These individual pieces are a limited edition of 10 + 2 Artist Proofs and are listed on Tamika’s stockroom page.


From a very young age, I have been intrigued by the intricate patterns that can be found within minute areas of native flora. Reflecting back on what made me most curious as a child, I feel it was the interconnectivity apparent in the natural world. Carving Memories: propagation by roots focuses on a motif of minute flora that emerged from my childhood curiosity and has frequently reoccurred in my practice. It pays homage to a motif that has influenced and inspired the creative expression of my personal connection to Brisbane’s natural environment. The large scale of this work brings into focus minute aspects of nature that often go unnoticed. When people look at my artwork, I’d like them to get lost in the line and patterns that make up the imagery, stepping back to view the whole but also engaging in a more intimate way when they move in close to explore the detail.