Drawn to seemingly innocuous, quotidian objects, the symbolic value of utilitarian objects fascinates me because they are laden with meaning, but are usually unnoticed or disregarded because of their apparent ordinariness. I make subtle interventions in the form and materiality of these everyday objects. Their original appearance is still recognisable, but their transmutation suggests a leap into the improbable and imperceptible. The artworks reposition familiar objects within a framework influenced by the legacy of Minimalist and Conceptual Art practices, as well as my own experiences and memories of suburban Australia.
Courtesy of Darren Knight Gallery
cast bronze, tennis ball
10 x 6 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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