First Principles touches on a number of ideas that inform my work. I have utilised the conventions and materials of etching as the content of the work and an end in themselves. Paper is presented as part of a cycle with miniature log-like offcuts of wood scattered amongst circular pages from old books, along with twig-like shapes and larger ridged tubes, constituted from the pulp of my own recycled prints. The plate has become a mirror-like base making precious materials arranged upon it.
Courtesy of Damien Minton Gallery
copper, paper, wood
30 x 30 x 12 cm
Judges of the 2010 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: John Kaldor AM (Principal of Kaldor Public Art Projects), Glenn Barkley (Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney) and Monica McMahon (Curator at University of Western Sydney).
Download PDF (1.6 MB)