When Eva Hesse died, Sol LeWitt was asked to sort through her studio to distil the 'art' from the, well, 'rubbish'. In a similar spirit, volunteers helped flood victims clean up in Queensland's floods and, sadly, many precious items were lost to the kindness of strangers.
Safe and dry some 100km away, a TV image of a wheelbarrow full of someone's keepsakes entered my consciousness, symbolising for me attachment, loss and finally, a time to move on.
Courtesy of Stella Downer Fine Art
plywood, pine veneer, cotton
70 x 41 x 18 cm
Highly Commended; Finalist
Judges of the 2012 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Guido Belgiorno-Nettis AM (Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW and Director of the Transfield Foundation), Natalie Wilson (Assistant Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of NSW) and Professor Janice Reid AM (Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney and Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW).
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