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Karen Burgess

trowbridge artist - Karen Burgess Karen Burgess is an Australian artist and photographer whose career spans multiple visually communicative vocations. Her most recent work comes from an unexpected source in her home city of Sydney. Titled 'Organic Landscapes', this unique series focuses on the porous bedrock of Hawkesbury sandstone that becomes exposed during the excavation and construction of buildings. As massive circular blades cut the stone, ornate sweeping patterns are created across vast spaces. Over time, water slowly seeps through these cuts, attracting microbial life forms to grow upon the sandstone in beautiful painterly patterns that constantly evolve and change over the years. The results are both arresting and quite beautiful and leads you to wonder whether they are photographs or stunning abstract paintings.

Sets by Karen Burgess


Karen Burgess - Organic Landscapes