My work engages with ideas of identity, memory, art history, suburbia and popular culture, employing unconventional materials that include felt and synthetic fur. Synthetic fur references the emotional content that is inherent in soft toy imagery. I often combine oppositional ideas such as bringing references from the outside, to the inside; combining minimalism with sentimentality, the personal is combined with the collective and the historical. Colour and materials can be locators of a time and place. Hand made wooden bases and the DIY aesthetic engages with domestic suburban interiors.
Courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
wood, steel, synthetic fur and filling
80 x 70 x 43 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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