Travelin' Beyond the Homeland attempts to break us out of our Australian suburban past and a war on terror that has caused an insular worldview. Exacerbated by a fear of the other, the home is still a cage but is transformed into a dwelling not unlike a caravan, free in its colour and eccentricity. On springs it denotes a vast, bounding, far reaching ability to travel beyond a view of locking ourselves away as a form of security.
wire, nylon ribbon
40 x 40 x 35 cm
Judges of the 2007 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Laura Back (Curator of Art at Australian War Memorial and Curator (temporary) at Old Parliament House) and John McPhee (Art Consultant).
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