My work has grown from an interest in the metaphysical aspects of the domestic souvenir. Nature Interrupted evolved in reply to the evocative nature of a group of domestic artifacts collected from a local junk shop. These remnants of suburban Australian history initially triggered a nostalgic response that projected the solace of old domestic rituals.
However, something disrupted nostalgia's seduction and comfort; uninvited, unwelcome feelings invaded the present, prompting me to question this unsettling of time, emotion and memory; and the complex character of cultural settlement within the Australian natural landscape.
Courtesy of Stella Downer Fine Art
porcelain, multiple glaze firings
48 x 14 x 14 cm
Judges of the 2011 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Dr Gene Sherman AM (Executive Director of Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation) and Professor Ted Snell AM (Chair of the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council).
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