Garth Knight featured in the December issue of beautiful.bizarre magazine is an Australian artist living and working in Sydney. His multi-disciplinary practice covers various areas including installation, sculpture, and photo media. Many of his works include the use of rope bondage pieces based in the shibari tradition, both as erotic and sculptural forms, creating tableaux of intricate, decorative networks that connect ideas of strength and pleasure with those of surrender and abandonment. Garth uses the rope both in a decorative sense, to draw the image, as well as psychological, to place the subject and himself into a state of altered or transcendental reality which is reflected in the images.

In his latest series The Enchanted Forest each person is tied within a suspended tree constructed from rocks and ropes, a process which can take many hours. Each individual “tree” is created over of a series of images, where the rope from the previous tying is used to extend and develop the tree for the next image. In a very real sense the tree grows over the course of the series by absorbing the process that came before.

Garth imagines paradise as an understanding, a complete realisation of our self not as individuals but as all space and time as one single consciousness. One of the things that prevent us from this realisation is being caught up in our perceptions and beliefs. ~ .M Contemporary Gallery

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