In this sculpture, the garments - normally there to protect us and cover the most vulnerable part of our bodies - have become porous membranes. However the objects also have the robustness that comes with being knitted from human hair, this most durable of materials. Hair growing in the wrong place becomes repulsive. In this way hair is like sexual identity, only attractive when growing in the right places. For example, sexual identity as we age or approach death either fades or becomes abhorrent, like hair growing in the wrong places. I would like these sculptures to hover between repulsion, fascination, humour and compassion.
34 x 40 x 30 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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