What They Said
Trees teach us about the system of nature. There is a spiritual presence felt beyond the ability of sight.
We need to listen more, as a form of revelation, through the rustling that reflects what’s paralleled with the cityscape. Yet the atmosphere that is felt respectively is one of surreal serenity while the other is of clustering noise.
This series began from Eunice's residency at BigCi in Bilpin, NSW, Sydney. Dwelling place is an installation that transforms in accordance with its given site. The work took form from studying the system of trees; specifically eucalyptus trees from the Blue Mountains. With the inability to comprehend the vastness of nature that could potentially be erased one day, the work attempts to create a temporary state of settlement for viewers. The work does not desire to illustrate trees or to represent the forest in any way. Rather, to initiate the dynamics of the trees - from bearing human development to global climate change, emitting its adaptability to the present yet to the unknown future they settle in. Therefore, the work changes within itself according to the site’s location as a reflection withstanding the notion of intervention.