Dwell resembles both a nesting box and museum case: a ball of feathers is all that remains of a species, now displayed forlornly atop a Bible, lit by the fluorescence of institutional lighting. This piece speaks of extinction and memory - the vitrine is shaped like a bird cage, hinting at the bird's past life, while the feathers could symbolise rebirth in the depths of memory.
Perspex, timber, feathers, flurotube
28 x 23 x 25 cm
Judges of the 2006 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Anthony Bond (Director Curatorial and Head Curator International at Art Gallery of NSW), Felicity Fenner (Curator at Ivan Doherty Gallery, NSW College of Fine Arts) and Professor Anne Graham (Chair of Fine Art at School of Fine Art, Drama and Music, University of Newcastle).
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