Giclee print on Hanhemuhle Bamboo Fine Art Paper: 90% bamboo and 10% Cotton
Edition of 20 + 2 AP
Paper 100cm x 65cm
Playground 1 is part of a a photographic collection of aging Japanese playgrounds, captured by photographer Carine Thévenau, in rural Japan.
The playscapes are either abandoned or empty due to seasonal snowfall, but the absence of life creates a space, ripe for the imagination.
Although the playgrounds may arouse a nostalgic sensation, a more critical analysis reveals a portrait of place and offers us a glimpse of spacetime paused, yet actively in motion.
Carine Thévenau is a Mauritian/Australian artist who draws much of her inspiration from the natural world, people and her own habitual surroundings.
Carine is passionate about sustainable practices within the arts and continually experiments with ethical materials within her own arts practice.
She has recently been awarded a Master of Fine Art from the University of New South Wales, Art and Design and has exhibited in solo and group shows in Los Angeles, Berlin, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.