Wax Cabinet II references the aura of cabinet de curiosités, explores the magic of collection and display, and the documenting of the transitory and the extraordinary. In Wax Cabinet II, multiple cast wax bottles explore the desire for knowledge, the limitations of technology and the fallibility of medicine and science in relation to the human body. The viewer is confronted with empty translucent wax flasks seen through glass and a mirror inside the cabinet. The wax vessels allude to the transience and vulnerability of the human body.
Courtesy of Tim Olsen Gallery
wax objects, wooden cabinet, lighting
36 x 48 x 67 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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