This sculpture explores the cyclic interior dialogue of critique and reflection in the artist's (or writer's, poet's, philosopher's, et cetera) creative practice.
The oversized scrunched paper ball connects with the collectively recognisable notion of a discarded idea, and the ambivalence one feels towards these throwaways. As it inflates/deflates, the idea is unfurled and then re-scrunched; presenting both the potential within every idea, as well as the insecurity often felt by the creative person.
paper, coloured pencil, double sided tape, 12V fans, timer
50 x 80 x 80 cm
Highly Commended; Finalist
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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