Working with collected objects, I strive to bring forward a strong sense of a life to the object, to animate the inanimate. This brings an element of the unexpected to an ordinary object.
Tennis rackets are practical, unassuming objects. Wallop subverts this assumption, drawing attention to the beautiful rhythmic lines of their curved forms. It is an improbable object, an unpredictable object. A wayward tennis racket forming convolutions, its tail tightly sprung as if ready to wallop any unsuspecting passer-by. A humble object of an orderly game has turned wild and unruly.
Courtesy of Defiance Gallery
78 x 47 x 58 cm
Viewers' Choice Award; 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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