1999/0059.1-48 In my mother's garden (series 48 photographs)

In my mother's garden (series 48 photographs)

Artist

Brenda L. CROFT
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
1964
 in
Perth, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
In my mother's garden (series 48 photographs)
Date
1998
Medium/Material
ink jet print on archival paper
Dimensions
29.5 x 42.0 cm (each) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased partially through the Mapplethorpe Photography Trust Fund, 1999
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1999/0059.1-48
Currently not on display

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Artist statement, 1998Following the deaths of my brother Lindsay in 1994 and my father in 1996, I felt overwhelmed by grief, incapable of going on, afraid to consider a future, the weight of loss preventing me from doing anything other than looking back over my shoulder, for that which I had missed... So I returned to my childhood home, the house built by my father and mother, the place which sheltered the residue of my earliest memories. I returned to Perth, in Western Australia, on a journey which not only covered a huge distance in terms of geography, but also time, both in the immediate sense of turning back [the] clock from Eastern Standard Time, to the more ethereal notion of retracing shadows.

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