The sculpture explores the expectation and potential of everyday objects and structures from the urban environment. Ideas of endeavour, anxiety, apprehension and empathy are prevalent in the work through the carefully constructed miniatures sited within possible scenarios.
By diminishing the scale, the work attempts to intensify focus, to distil the essence and, meaning of an object, while still retaining its original form.
The diorama casts the viewer as participant, reminding them of familiar and shared experiences and as witness by providing an all seeing perspective and understanding.
Courtesy of Galerie Dusseldorf
Photos by Patrick Boland
wood, metal, paint
30 x 50 x 60 cm
WSSP Winner; Finalist
Judges of the 2004 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Wayne Tunnicliffe (Curator of Contemporary Australian Art at Art Gallery of NSW) and Ken Unsworth (Sculptor).
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