Exhibition Shadow Box | Slimline
Meagan Gardiner and her sisters enjoyed a happy childhood growing up on their parents’ farm in the wheat belt town of Kellerberrin. In many senses you could say that Meagan’s work is a reflection of the way her father taught her to observe the natural world in which she and her family lived.
“Dad seems to have an innate ability to make keen observations about nature and he loves sharing his discoveries with you. He notices everything, from one curled up gum leaf on a whole tree, to shells the size of poppy seeds.”
Meagan Gardiner creates three dimensional miniature shadow boxes containing found objects ranging from sea shells from the Australian coastline, to native seeds and wildflowers from the bush, and more recently, watch parts, Kalgoorlie gold and iron ore.
Images courtesy of the artist