I...U considers notions of self-presentation and communication. A 'hoodie' jersey lies crumpled on the ground, as if casually discarded by the wearer. Obscured lettering can be read on the crumpled chest of the jersey, 'I...E...U'. The ambiguous missing centre word ending in E could be love, hate or something else? The partial message in SMS text shorthand within the carved folds implies the transience, and inbuilt melancholy of frustrated and abbreviated expression. The design nods at 'I love NY' and 'team' jerseys.
Courtesy of Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art
bianca marble, resin inlay
8 x 55 x 78 cm
WSSP Winner; Finalist
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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