This ceramic sculpture is from a series of works which playfully reinterpret traditional Georgian porcelain figurines. Georgian porcelain figurines were often coquettish with sentimental overtones, depicting Arcadian shepherd and shepherdesses, and historical figures in romantic settings. I wanted to playfully exaggerate the unexpressed sexuality of these works. In taking the clothing off the figurine to reveal the nude, my intent was to celebrate a joyous and carefree sexuality.
Courtesy of Arthouse Gallery
earthenware ceramic with underglaze
22 x 13 x 11 cm
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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