This work is a meditation on the interconnectedness of everything. - A representation of a small central tree, contrasting against soft park and garden foliage, reproduced in a negative photo format. The work’s focal point is the entanglement of twisted dark branches. In my minds eye, the tree’s shape and structure resemble the firing patterns of neural connections in an organism. The branches become intricate lines which form mesmerising patterns and shapes. Its visual form is actively suggestive as a meditative space for the eye to linger, to trace out lines of entanglement and to take pause
Jane Finlay is an Australian interdisciplinary artist and photographer living and working on unceded Whadjuk Noongar boodja, Boorloo (Perth, WA) whose work has been exhibited and published since 1996.
Finlay’s current research interests include a philosophical enquiry into the hard problem of consciousness. Conceptual research driven explorations of site, space, time, materials and matter frame her creative practice. Working across photography, sculpture, drawing and installation Finlay draws from an interdisciplinary practice to research and interrogate the strange, questionable observations of lived experience.
Jane regards the photographic medium and screen-based technology as essential thresholds for imaginatively exploring experiences of human and nonhuman consciousness, and the camera as a tool for documenting and creatively probing mediated constructions of narrative and context.
Finlay has participated in collaborations, international residencies, exchange projects, artist talks and has exhibited curated work on line and in galleries and public spaces internationally and in Australia. Her work has been selected for various Finalist Awards including the Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Award in 2015 and her work is held in various private collections.