This sculpture is a constructed work, drawing inspiration from the altar piece in the Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice, and using the image of Titian's Assumption. Altar Piece with its crumbling stairs and roughly sawn cedar construction is in a near state of collapse, suggesting the breaking down of order. Perhaps religion, but more importantly, I see the fragility of the sculpture echoing society in a delicate balance.
Courtesy of Australian Galleries
mat, timber, linen, archival ink print, oil paint, string, nails, screws
80 x 60 x 35 cm
Judges of the 2009 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Geoffrey Cassidy (Director of Artbank), Neil Balnaves (Founder of The Balnaves Foundation) and Diane Balnaves (Trustee of The Balnaves Foundation).
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