Botany of the Heart

5 - 27 September 2014

Nomad Art, Darwin

Inspired by the mangroves and tropical ecologies of Darwin, Talitha Kennedy has taken the aesthetic of fecundity to heart. Talitha’s drawings are elaborate ink on paper doodles, working between conscious thought and raw instinct to evoke intimate landscapes suggestive of plant, body and earth as transforming mass.

Her artistic practice examines the human relationship with wild nature. Living in the tropics has resulted in direct and tangible influence on her art. Drawings and sculptures interpret the aesthetics of fecundity and the tension between human culture and natural forces.

 Installation shot:  Botany of the Heart , 2014. Nomad Art, Darwin.

Installation shot: Botany of the Heart, 2014. Nomad Art, Darwin.

 Talitha Kennedy,  Fleshing out my cave , 2014. Ink on paper. 130 x 150cm.

Talitha Kennedy, Fleshing out my cave, 2014. Ink on paper. 130 x 150cm.

  Talitha Kennedy,  Swallow in undergrowth , 2014. Ink on paper. 42 x 42cm

Talitha Kennedy, Swallow in undergrowth, 2014. Ink on paper. 42 x 42cm

 Talitha Kennedy,  Strangle by banyan , 2014. Ink on paper. 42 x 42cm.

Talitha Kennedy, Strangle by banyan, 2014. Ink on paper. 42 x 42cm.

 Talitha Kennedy,  Smother in moss , 2014. Ink on paper. 42 x 42cm.

Talitha Kennedy, Smother in moss, 2014. Ink on paper. 42 x 42cm.

 Talitha Kennedy,  Cave mask , 2014. Ink on paper. 29 x 29cm.

Talitha Kennedy, Cave mask, 2014. Ink on paper. 29 x 29cm.