In 2020 CSIRO reached out to Boomalli about acquiring artwork for their Eveleigh office.
CSIRO purchased two artworks by Boomalli members Hayley Pigram and Jasmine Sarin. Hayley was able to visit CSIRO’s office and be present for the installation of her work, a series of 10 paintings titled “Healing”.
“This work details the journey we take as people when we start with nothing and are forced to gradually build ourselves up into something one step at a time. Often it is only upon reflection at the end of the journey that we can truly see how far we have come and what we have achieved.
Healing, grieving, recovery, mental health, reaching a goal, education, really anything, all requires this process of starting at the beginning and working slowly towards an end. Too often I see the end goal and try to skip the steps, rush the process and finisher faster only to fail. This work allows us to see the journey is as essential as the finish and each step is needed to reach the end.”
In addition to these two acquisitions for their office, CSIRO also commissioned a large scale vinyl print (1.4 x 1.4 metres) of the artwork “Honeybee Hive” by Wiradjuri Artist, Jasmine Coe.
“This work is used to highlight the importance honeybees play in our natural world. Through cross pollination in flowers, they transfer pollen from the male organ to the female organ. Pollination only happens in flowering plants and once pollination is complete, these flowers are then ready for fertilization. Within the work the honeybees are a symbol of life with the Queen representing strength in feminine energy.
Within the hive, the work represents the importance of balance and the strength of community. Through hard work, honeybees show what we can achieve when we come together. On a small local scale, connecting and engaging with those around us but also on a global scale, working as a collective, united in supporting our planet.
The purpose of ‘Honeybee Hive’ is pollination. To uphold a sustained environment, and through this process, a sweet by-product is created, honey – an outcome of collective energy and an example of what can be achieved when coming together.”
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