Caroline Rothwell’s sculpture and multimedia works are beguiling and intriguing, drawing you in with their seemingly innocuous and almost playful expression. A girl with an oversized balloon, a minute hooded figure in the centre of Sydney’s banking district, hyper-real bronze plants emerging from building facades.
But be warned, the beautiful can still bite. Caroline doesn’t shy away from thorny topics – such as colonialisation, meteorological manipulation, urbanisation and industrialisation. With a fascination for natural science disciplines, she uses scientific methods of research and experimentation to create sculptures and public art that explore the continuum between human and society, nature and history.