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

Islands 2008
Nickel-plated metal alloy, macquettes
Mobile Trap 2008
Nickel-plated metal alloy
Dimensions variable
Tygers 2008
Nickel-plated metal alloy
12 x 27 x 5 cm approx.
Tyger 2008
Nickel-plated metal alloy
12 x 27 x 5 cm approx.
Birdland 2007
Nickel-plated metal alloy
39 x 20 x 15cm
Island II 2008
Nickel-plated metal alloy, maquette
24.5 x 20.5 x 5cm
Island Maquette II 2008
Hydrostone and lacquer, maquette
31 x 30 x 7cm
Island Maquette III 2008
Nickel-plated metal alloy, maquettes
6.5 x 9 x 4 cm and 5 x 9 x 7 cm
Lexicon (Weeds and Island) 2008
Structural UV stable PVC
285 x 530 cm
Islands (Blowback) 2008
Coated nylon, thread and pump
Two parts, each approx. 3.4 x 4 x .7m and 3 x 2.8 x 1.2 m