The logging truck series conveys the notion that when we remove something from a place, the remaining place changes to become something, indeed somewhere else.
The white trucks are like ghosts, transient beings that spirit away a place, forever removed from itself, and forever changed. The land, in economic and saleable terms, literally becomes 'property'. The baled landscapes, bundled into packages, seek to amplify the artifice of 'property', and transform the earth into absurd commodities.
Courtesy of Dianne Tanzer Gallery
plastic toy truck, wood, acrylic paint, string
16 x 60 x 9 cm
Special Mention; Finalist
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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