I am interested in the way in which colour and architecture can be combined to influence our perception and experience of places. These explorations have taken the form of sculptural paintings in which I combine prefabricated architectural trim with complex colour schemes, reconfigured into new forms to explore how ornament and colour can be combined to evoke a sense of nostalgia for forgotten places, cultural memories and identities. What may initially appear to be work primarily focused on formal concerns and the nature of sculpture and abstraction, facilitates a more speculative exploration of social and political discourse.
Courtesy of James Dorahy Project Space
acrylic on wood
79 x 70 x 15 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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