Groundspeed (Rose Petal) #17, photograph by Rosemary Laing
Groundspeed (Rose Petal) #17, photograph by Rosemary Laing.
2001, Type C photograph, 110 x 195cm. Gippsland Art Gallery Collection.
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Reproduced courtesy the artist.
In placing a floral carpet over the floor of an outdoor forest, Rosemary Laing creates an odd setting that confuses our assumptions of indoor and outdoor. Groundspeed accentuates the point at which the man-made or artificial meets the natural world, and in particular, our attempts at recreating the natural world through domestic objects or settings. Purchased in 2002, it is one of the most intriguing reflections of the natural world in the Gippsland Art Gallery’s Collection.