This work represents my interest in cultural measures of success and recognition by telling a story of a trophy's existence through the materiality of its presence. Originally purchased from a second hand shop, the discarded or abandoned trophy is evidence that its owner must have moved on, perhaps to another plane. As an artist I imagined that I rescue the trophy and bring it back to life through art. This work is not meant to be cynical about the nature of success but rather honest.
Courtesy of Hugo Michell Gallery
found burnt and re-silvered trophy, cement base
16 x 15 x 10 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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