fiona hall

Fiona Margaret Hall, AO (born on 16 November 1953) is an Australian artistic photographer and sculptor. Fiona Hall was taken to see the landmark exhibition Two Decades of American Painting at the Art Gallery of New South Wales at age 14 which developed her interest in the artworks
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Paradisus Terrestris, 1990 by Fiona Hall. Hall is arguably best known for her erotic sardine can series, Paradisus Terrestris . First appearing in 1990, this three-part series depicts the intersection of plant and human culture. Within each half-opened can sits a naked human body part, while plant life sprouts above. Beneath these top two layers, Hall adds language. The three systems make us consider what we share with plants.

Paradisus Terrestris, 1990 by Fiona Hall. Hall is arguably best known for her erotic sardine can series, Paradisus Terrestris . First appearing in 1990, this three-part series depicts the intersection of plant and human culture. Within each half-opened can sits a naked human body part, while plant life sprouts above. Beneath these top two layers, Hall adds language. The three systems make us consider what we share with plants.

Fiona Hall, Atnyem, (Alyawar), Acacia kempeana, witchetty bush,  Aluminium & steel From the series: Paradisus Terrestris, 1999

Fiona Hall, Atnyem, (Alyawar), Acacia kempeana, witchetty bush, Aluminium & steel From the series: Paradisus Terrestris, 1999

Fiona Hall. "Medicine Bundle for the non-born child". Hall's choice of material, and the way she uses it, is critical to her art. It speaks to us because it engages with contemporary life in intriguing ways, created from an Australian perspective. Hall deliberately transforms ordinary everyday objects to address a range of contemporary issues such as globalisation, consumerism, colonialism and natural history.

Fiona Hall. "Medicine Bundle for the non-born child". Hall's choice of material, and the way she uses it, is critical to her art. It speaks to us because it engages with contemporary life in intriguing ways, created from an Australian perspective. Hall deliberately transforms ordinary everyday objects to address a range of contemporary issues such as globalisation, consumerism, colonialism and natural history.

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