It is estimated that over 80 percent of species on the planet are yet to be found. There is much that continues to elude us, despite our best scientific efforts to explain all.
New discoveries of life await to confound us and challenge our understanding. They hover in the shadows, unseen, though somewhere. We label them unknown, but in fact these beings have perfect awareness of their existence and systems, they mimic and disguise, adapt and evolve. Strong, yet fragile.
The Shadow of Wings confronts the human desire to explain all. Through delicate and whimsical paper sculpture, the works present a study of imagined insect and botanical specimens that defy understanding, ignite the imagination, and question possibilities.
The 5 week The Shadow of Wings exhibition was unfortunately forced to close doors due to the Covid 19 pandemic, after only two days of opening. A huge thankyou to everyone who attended during those two days and to everyone who viewed the exhibition online. Incredibly nearly three quarters of works sold despite the circumstances, with many people purchasing sight unseen. Gratitude abounds!
Remaining works can still be viewed in the exhibition catalogue available via the gallery website, www.sukihugh.com.au. Additional photographs of works are available upon request.