Individuals’ humble actions to organise nature can give rise to a sense of familiarity, security, and ultimately connection to the land that they inhabit. The Foundations of Place displays a series of still life paintings by Hayley Lander that feature pruned branches from local gardens. This recent body of work explores the interdependence of self and place.
“Place is security space is freedom; we are attached to the one and long for the other.”
—Yi-Fu Tuan, Space and Place
Image: Origin, 2016, Oil on board, 60 x 80 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.