Art, The Quarter
Inheritance | Joel Mitchell
The prototype for Inheritance emerged from Joel Mitchell’s graduate exhibition at Charles Darwin University, 2014, in which he presented a range of wood sculptures based on local seedpod forms. Included among these was a sculpture based on waterlily seedpods complete with three seedpod forms on salvaged metal stems, rising from a salvaged metal lilypad base. The wood had also been salvaged from Darwin’s hinterland in accordance with the artist’s conservationist ethos and the ideas of regeneration and sustainability inherent in the work.