"Centrepiece (2014) connects the painted tradition of the still life with narratives of play and landscape. In response to my own previous photographic series Australiana/still life (2003-2012), that explored the deaths of wild animals, I aim to bring a certain joie de vivre to the site of the table, imbued with temporality and lightness. The regenerative image of play provides an instructive alternative to Judeo-Christian guilt. I believe that, through our own imagination and engagement, we have to find sustaining metaphors for living that reflect an understanding of our own folly. Not for a moment do I think that play is foolish. I believe that play is a serious creative tool for finding relevant meaning through intuitive understanding."
Marian Drew, 2014
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