Ambivalence is a central concern in this work. I am interested in the tensions arising from the juxtapositions of differing elements: the human with the animal; the scientific with the nostalgic; the clinical and objective with the personal and emotional; the languid and sensual alongside illness, pathology and repulsion. I am also interested in creating slightly impossible forms, more resemblances than true reproduction: limbs a little too slight, perhaps becoming more difficult to locate, contributing to a sense of uneasiness.
Courtesy of Karen Woodbury Gallery
hardened bleached beeswax, silk thread, poodle fur
71 x 18 x 13 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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