BIG LITTLE HISTORIES OF CANOWINDRA - 2018
FRANK DANIEL - BUSH POET - CANOWINDRA
image: Genevieve Carroll soft sculpture as part of her Installation for BLHOC influenced by Frank Daniels Poem copyright: Genevieve Carroll
Genevieve Carroll - artist - hill end
ARTIST STATEMENT - LUMPER LUMPER
Genevieve’s artwork has an intuitive immediacy to it, an urgency that reacts as an internal discourse to mapping the personal and universal themes of existence through the subjects of the human condition, poetry and our natural world.
The social and work connections of arrival and departures through the Canowindra Railway Station inspired this art installation, weaving the agricultural wheat history and the poem of Frank Daniel into the ticketing room space.
The artwork is edgily humorous and emphasis is placed on repetition of the word Lumper, the term given to the robust men that stacked and unstacked hundreds of wheat sacks for transport by rail.
Soundless and stock still a capsized world
Who shall find us amongst these voiceless reeds
Pressed down, listening to the one last vein of the river belubula
To babble with
Mouths open and the suck is spoilt
And the ebbed tide is close to ones chest
Skimming a stone where depth is its last leap
Can you feel that?
They are where the water does not serve
all ears to the the lumpers
and anchors to this slab sea, mud hooks
Sitting cold and covered
Darkness into light
90 kilograms stacked
devote themselves to the unapologetic
hemmed in quietness
of the gravity of earth
Dog leg course of departures and returns
I paid my way,
no more tails of twists and turns
Above us are the Lumpers
Skimming a stone above where depth is poised for it’s last leap