While the history of aesthetics has been primarily concerned with the establishment of the ideal beauty, it has also, and quite by accident, been an insight into the murky depths of disgust, making seduction and disgust two facets of the same endeavour. In fact, the birthplace of disgust is at the very centre of seduction itself, and excessive sweetness is an example of this. When we experience something "too sweet" the sensations of seductive delight can quickly seep and fester into overindulgence, becoming sickly, treacle and nauseating.
Courtesy of Michael Reid Gallery
hair, resin, feathers, fabric, china, cutlery
60 x 30 x 30 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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