TreeLine - Renata Buziak

TreeLine at Caloundra Regional Gallery Exhibition details

Artists in residence: Judy Barrass and Renata Buziak

Student artists from the following schools: Ananda Marga River School Maleny, Kawana Waters State College, Caloundra City Private School.

For details and photographs from workshops at the participating schools go to: TreeLine 2012 Workshops

Substance Series statement:

For thousands of years plants have been used for their healing properties throughout the world. Many edible and medicinal plants, including various species of Eucalyptus, were used by Quandamooka people on North Stradbroke Island as food and for treatments of various conditions and illnesses. This series includes images of just a few of these species recognised for their medicinal qualities. For example essential oil of Eucalyptus tereticornis (blue gum) has shown to possess therapeutic, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties; Corymbia gummifera (bloodwood), besides its other healing qualities, is a bactericide, and Eucalyptus resinifera (red mahogany) is antiviral.

These works were created by experimental photographic process the ‘biochrome’. This process is based on fusion of organic and photographic materials subject to decomposition under specific conditions, tracing natural processes in this art-science endeavor. The works result from micro organic activities during decay; present the plants’ characteristics in a unique way, celebrating their healing, cultural and visual qualities and highlighting their significance in the cycle of life.

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  • <i>Corymbia gummifera</i> (bloodwood)… bactericide… -
  • <i>Eucalyptus tereticornis</i> (blue gum) …antimicrobial… -
  • <i>Eucalyptus resinifera</i> (red mahogany) ...antiviral… -
  • <i>Eucalyptus tereticornis</i> … stimulant… -
  • <i>Eucalyptus tereticornis</i> ... expectorant… -
  • <i>Eucalyptus tereticornis</i> …repelant… -
  • <i>Eucalyptus tereticornis</i> …antiseptic … -
  • <i>Eucalyptus tereticornis</i> ... therapeutic… -
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