Transient by Sonali Patel

Transient is an exhibition by Adelaide artist Sonali Patel and is part of the 2019 SALA festival. Her various sculptural works take a metaphorical exploration of our fragile environment and man's evolving role within it.

“When I look at trees I am struck by their majestic beauty. Nature’s perfect design, they have been around for 385 million years. We humans, are new arrivals, with a history of 300,000 years. But in a short time, we have left a devastation footprint on our environment.”

Each piece of sculpture captures a different story about the affect our presence has on plant species, animals and the natural world around us.

“We have our own roles to play to evade this future if we make right change.” - Sonali Patel