Caroline Rothwell

Through the creation of her hybrid animals and plants, with their skewed sense of scale and environment – a sort of “nature on acid” – her works interrogate the relationships between humans and the natural environment. Says Curator Clare Lewis, “Rothwell devises fantastical species and ambiguous narratives which mimic the naïve exuberance of Disney, with a toxic edge.”

Jo Higgins, Caroline Rothwell Australian Art Collector, Issue 43, January – March 2008

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Turbulence 2016
Installation view
Tree 2013
Britannia metal
72.5 x 52 x 40 cm
Lens 3 (after C Walters) 2016
Ink on voile
147 x 300 cm
Lens 1 (after C Walters) 2016
Ink on voile
147 x 300 cm
Lens 2 (after C Walters) 2016
Ink on voile
147 x 300 cm
Barometer (Detail) 2016
Britannia metal, magnifying glass, thermometer, storm glass (after Admiral Fitzroy), bivalve mollusc shell, maple wood
74 x 38 x 26 cm
Barometer (Back view) 2016
Britannia metal, magnifying glass, thermometer, storm glass (after Admiral Fitzroy), bivalve mollusc shell, maple wood
74 x 38 x 26 cm
Barometer (Front view) 2016
Britannia metal, magnifying glass, thermometer, storm glass (after Admiral Fitzroy), bivalve mollusc shell, maple wood
74 x 38 x 26 cm
100 million years 2016
Britannia metal, magnifying glass, stainless steel, bivalve mollusc shell, opalised bivalve mollusc fossil (early Cretaceous period from Coober Pedy, SA)
Sculpture in 2 parts. Overall dimensions: 84 x 68 x 22 cm
100 million years 2016 (Detail)
Britannia metal, 23 carat gold, pyrite (fool’s gold), maple wood
Sculpture in 2 parts. Overall dimensions: 90 x 51 x 27 cm