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307, 1-1-26 Otemachi, Hiroshima City

Fragments of wild



Fragments of wild


Gillespie Sarah's memories of her childhood neighbour, the moth, and its present loss, are preserved in copper plate prints using the mezzotint technique. She describes this technique, in which forms emerge from a distinctive velvety black, shifting from dark to light colours, as "a work of love, especially love of absence." She states.
 Although moths are generally misunderstood, overlooked and deeply unloved, the artist says they are one of the most important neighbours that weave the lifesphere and are also an important revelation in the human story. Furthermore, he says he wants to create works that help people realise that they have become insensitive to changes in their environment and that they can play a role in telling their stories.

 In addition to a representative group of moths, the exhibition at the L GALLERY also includes large-format works. These also capture the presence of the moths as they fray in their absence, creating a revelatory landscape that symbolises the story.

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