Much of my work looks at memory and remembered moments. In But When I Became a Man, I am looking at the toys and the games we must leave behind as we grow up. There is a realisation that the toy guns, the killing and the soldiers are wrong, but there is conflict too. They are fun, and it is in this conflict that we find a sense of melancholy.
Courtesy of Belt Gallery and Mars Gallery
iron, wood, paint, styrofoam, plastic
34 x 34 x 46 cm
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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