Pipe was inspired by the news that from July 1 2010, the display for sale of any smoking implements will be banned for small businesses in Australia. The idea that this is an eroding of traditional symbols of male authority is celebrated in the decoration on the sides and the walnuts, held in the pipe, represent the tough nuts men like to present to the world. Hand built and painted in underglaze, this is a tongue-in-cheek homage to all our husbands and fathers.
18 x 14 x 30 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).
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