These two crude cartoon style philosophers have been brought together by a very basic artist's instrument or tool - the pencil. Rendered in classic bust style sculptural form, with the shared object (pencil) stabbed into their brains, the pair appear to be in conversation with one another. What this discussion may be about is the focus of this work, the absence of their voice.
Courtesy of Gallery 9
acrylic paint, clay, lead pencil
37 x 28 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).
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