Close to the Bone

Vanessa Stasiw

Close to the Bone reveals beauty in the brutish, creating a sense of iconography with images of found objects in the southwestern Australian bush landscape. Stasiw considers the process of creating art with bones a sublime act of recycling. Described as postmodern shamanism, this series of photographs meditatively explores the finite and eternal character of Mother Earth. This Canadian-Australian photographer's process is ultimately a spiritual act.