I work with natural materials and detritus sourced from my environment: wood, shell, bone, rusted iron, paper, recycled computer and electronic parts and other detritus. I paint with Xanthorrhoea (grass tree) resin and grind pigment from red oxide stones.
North South East West evokes something quintessential about each of these geographic regions as I have experienced their similarities and differences on my travels throughout the world. The work could also be symbolic of our pleasure, dependence and achievements in our enthusiastic embrace of new technologies.
metal parts, detritus
73 x 15 x 20 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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