This marble carving work plays with notions of aspiration and goals. As if draped under a cloth or shroud, the shape of the typical suburban home insinuates itself. All the 'involved' and elaborate folds in busy carving work teasing notions of reward for effort. Because the marble creates perceptual and tactile limits, the house is incapable of being revealed, except in the mind's eye.
This particular house design is actually the first home my parents ever owned - a home with lawn on the quarter acre block - now a distant memory for a generation.
30 x 45 x 55 cm
Special Commendation Award; Finalist
Judges of the 2008 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Edmund Capon AM OBE (Director of Art Gallery of NSW) and Deborah Edwards (Senior Curator of Australian Art at Art Gallery of NSW).
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