Remnant, 2023, Cast iron
Branch H 70 x L 370 x D 30cm
Permanent Artwork, Art on the Great Victorian Rail Trail
This artwork is located on Taungurung Country, on the Great Victorian Rail Trail, near Bonnie Doon, Mansfield Shire
Project Manager and curatorial advisor: Lisa Warrener, Global Art Projects
Client: Mitchell, Murrindindi and Mansfield Shire Councils for Art on the Great Victorian Rail Trail
An iron tracing of a branch from a drowned tree, found washed up on the shoreline of Lake Eildon.
Each contour of the branch was recorded in rope, which was cut off carefully to preserve the branch and then cast in iron. The branch was returned to water’s edge exactly where it was found.
Invasive pasture grasses have been replaced by local plants, a young grassland surrounds Remnant that will expand each year as the grassland species seed.
In time the trees still standing in the lake will be consumed by the water, but this iron tracing will remain. Its hollowness holding a memory of what was here.
For further information about this artwork and the artist, including videos and a location map, please see the Art on the Great Victorian Rail Trail website www.greatvictorianrailtrail.com.au/art/remnant/
The Great Victorian Rail Trail Art Installations Project was delivered by Mitchell, Murrindindi and Mansfield Shire Councils, with the support of Global Art Projects. The project was funded by the Victorian Government’s Regional Tourism Investment Fund.