The artworks I carve from dishcloth sponge all comment on contemporary social issues pertinent to Australia. The bright colours of these sculptures and installations are alluring yet have serious social issues underlying their facade. Materials, the method of construction and conceptual relationships are all important in my work and I always try to find connections between them. This work utilises the material's characteristic of absorption to comment on one of today's social issues; it highlights how our bodies absorb the food we put into it.
carved dishcloth sponge
15 x 15 x 15 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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