This improbable object is simultaneously a gun and a loudhailer. The accusation that weapons of mass destruction existed within Iraq was broadcast with such fanfare that many believed it to be true.
Speech can be used as a weapon to begin conflict. People, both civilians and combatants, have become bullets in the handle of the weapon. Felt is a nomadic material that has the ability to insulate sound. It is a material of travel, of isolation, of primal humanity, with spiritual warmth to it.
Courtesy of Defiance Gallery
felted wool, bronze, stoneware, collected objects
74 x 78 x 31 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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