ANNE LEVITCH MARRIES ART AND DESIGN WITH TURF WARS
From a young age our desire to have ownership over our own space is engrained into us and as we get older owning our own property is a widely celebrated milestone.
Sydney artist Anne Levitch draws on this idea of ownership in her Sculpture at Scenic World piece Turf Wars; an artwork she hopes will bring attention to the fragmentation of community which occurs when land is divided and sold.
“Natural habitats and ancestral homelands are broken up and divided, but evidence of connection remains.” says Anne. “Land is broken up, divided and fenced, then we create synthetic versions of nature to our liking, often without relationship to the surrounding environment.”
Following a successful career spanning more than two decades, Anne draws inspiration from her experience in architecture and design when creating her artworks.
As a multidisciplinary conceptual artist, Anne has used materials and design to create layers of symbolism in her artwork, Turf Wars. The synthetic turf is a metaphor for nature versus the manmade, while the puzzle shapes draw comparison to our human desire to create order from chaos.
However, Anne still wants the viewer to bring their own interpretation to this multifaceted piece, “as it has layers of meaning depending on the standpoint”.
You can see Anne Levitch’s Turf Wars for yourself at the 2019 Sculpture at Scenic World exhibition in the heart of the Blue Mountains.
Sculpture at Scenic World has transformed the ancient rainforest to an open-air gallery, showcasing 25 works along Scenic World’s elevated boardwalk daily until May 12, 2019.
This year’s free public program also features an array of kids’ activities and access to TRACKS, a trail of outdoor artworks exhibited at iconic Blue Mountains locations.