Finnish National Gallery - Art Collections

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Gill, Simryn: Self-Seeds
artwork/N-1998-413/N9363210
Photographer: Finnish National Gallery / Mykkänen, Pirje
Photographer: Finnish National Gallery / Mykkänen, Pirje
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Photographer: Finnish National Gallery / Mykkänen, Pirje
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Gill, Simryn: Self-Seeds
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Photographer: Finnish National Gallery / Kiasma/Mykkänen, Pirje
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Gill, Simryn: Self-Seeds
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Photographer: Finnish National Gallery / Kiasma/Mykkänen, Pirje
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Gill, Simryn: Self-Seeds
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Photographer: Finnish National Gallery / Virtanen, Petri
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Photographer: Finnish National Gallery / Mykkänen, Pirje
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Gill, Simryn: Self-Seeds
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Photographer: Finnish National Gallery / Virtanen, Petri
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Gill, Simryn: Self-Seeds
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Photographer: Finnish National Gallery / Mykkänen, Pirje
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Gill, Simryn: Self-Seeds
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Photographer: Finnish National Gallery / Virtanen, Petri
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Gill, Simryn: Self-Seeds
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Photographer: Finnish National Gallery / Kiasma/Lagus, Petri
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Gill, Simryn: Self-Seeds
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Photographer: Finnish National Gallery / Kiasma/Mykkänen, Pirje
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Gill, Simryn: Self-Seeds
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Photographer: Finnish National Gallery / Virtanen, Petri
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Gill, Simryn: Self-Seeds
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Photographer: Finnish National Gallery / Kiasma/Lagus, Petri
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Gill, Simryn: Self-Seeds
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Photographer: Finnish National Gallery / Virtanen, Petri
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Gill, Simryn: Self-Seeds
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Photographer: Finnish National Gallery / Virtanen, Petri

Self-Seeds

The work consists of over six hundred seeds, pods and cones that have tiny plastic toy car wheels under them. The materials refer both to the artist’s childhood environment in Malaysia, and to Australia where she moved as an adult. Gill’s art often challenges the way things are pigeonholed in everyday thinking. When a cone is furnished with a set of wheels, the boundary separating nature and culture is broken in a surprising and playful way. Natural objects establish a community, a culture of their own.

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