My practice reflects a fascination with the fragility of life (human and animal) and the huge external forces that surge around life and shape it - both physical forces and the forces of our psyche and emotions. My sculptures range from large-scale steel to smaller works in ceramic, bronze and steel. They embody a sense of anticipation, movement, metamorphosis, and folding/unfolding. Unsettle attempts to capture the behaviour of essentially sessile bottom-dwelling animals as they rise up from the benthic sea - moving from their safe undersea home into the surging waters of the ocean to feed.
nickel and black chrome electroplated steel
64 x 47 x 60 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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