Anna McMahon, 'On the Turning Point of Becoming and Returning'
Anna McMahon fuses ikebana and sports equipment into dreamy zeitgeist still lifes. The balanced combination of fresh wattle, palm fronds and plastic basketball hoops and neon have the uncanny head-spin of digital collage come to life and make you feel contemplative about floristry, philosophy and marketing trends. 'On the Turning Point of Becoming and Returning' provokes ideas of precarious life – the flowers and leaves will all perish quickly – making you evaluate material worth. It's sort of like that feeling of rubbing a flower petal in your hand; it feels sooo nice on our oafish human finger skin but you leave a brownish bruise on a delicate surface, Anna's installations evoke this same hovering of fragility, guilt and curious adoration.