This work is one of five sculptural works exhibited as part of A New Day in a Strange Land at Nellie Castan Gallery (July 2009) which continued my ongoing interest in transformation, metamorphosis and adaptation. Nesting imagines how various natural, human and man-made forms might collide to make a new world, or at least new species. The harmonious, almost beautiful combination of human, plant (next) and animal in the work becomes a proposition for thinking about our relationship to the natural world and our necessarily identification with it for both spiritual and ecological survival.
Courtesy of Nellie Castan Gallery
epoxy clay, fibreglass, metallic car paint, satin, latchhooking plastic
22 x 52 x 52 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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