The Forest (series)

Jody Rallah
The Forest (series), 2021
Sculpted fibre from native plants and cotton, Wall piece: 5 elements, 1 large sheets 76 x 57cm, 2 medium sheets 30 x 20cm, 2 small sheets 18 x 16cm.


The past and its traditions are evident in the paper maps created with barks and bush materials (including paperbark, flame tree and bottlebrush) by Jody Rallah. Her interests lie in the haptic processes of her “knowledge vessels” and their abilities to connect generations and community as they reach across peoples, place and time. In her artist book, a material investigation of native plants become documents for navigating her Country. Their history is embedded into their base material, a revelation of ongoing intimacy in this place.

Image: Courtesy of the artist and Onespace Gallery.