Manna Gum series, 2018
Interruptions, 2018, group exhibition, Stockroom Gallery, Kyneton
Placed within the gallery, the Manna Gum felt totally insecure amongst such incredible objects. Its insides turned to jelly and it slowly tried to take root.
Manna Gum is part of Waterhouse’s ongoing investigation of contemporary architecture, urbanization and how we live with the ‘stuff’ around us. In Waterhouse’s studio, ubiquitous objects such as the body of a car, a gardener’s shed, pencils, tools and tree branches undergo series of interventions resulting in a hybridized object that occupies an uncanny space between the past and the present, the natural and the manufactured.