Solo exhibition at NO VACANCY, Melbourne, 2019
Each year, layers upon layers of topsoil thaw across the Himalayas, making their way down through the region’s vast waterways that nourish entire countries downstream. Each time this cycle repeats, animals and the occasional hiker are presented with a mountain that reveals new layers that may have frozen decades, or centuries before. Acclimatisation is, in its own way, Casten’s encapsulation of this process in her own life. Relationships fray. Contexts change. Friendships wear. But nevertheless, we persist. This series is a story of Casten’s adaptation to life’s new layers, one step at a time.
Acclimatise, 845 x 1145, Framed on American Oak, Printed on Cotton Rag
TRASH, 475 x 655, Framed on American Oak, Printed on Cotton Rag
Downstream, 610 x 845, Framed on American Oak, Printed on Cotton Rag