The sculpture Hi Tide is making a whimsical comment about climate change. The washing machine's illuminated porthole reveals a tiny, three dimensional underwater scene, depicting the shrinking nature of our coral reefs. The single operating dial on the machine offers us only two choices - "Hi" or "Lo". As sea levels rise, perhaps species other than our own will find a better use for whitegoods.
Courtesy of Australian Galleries
22 x 18 x 18 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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