This sculpture Amber is essentially based on a mountainous landscape shrouded in heavy rain. The copper plated mirror polished stainless steel seeks to represent a timeless landscape in an unequivocally modern way.
The clear acrylic rod structure moving over and past the ‘mountainscape’ is a 3-dimensional rain drawing, as I see it, moving and coupling with the landscape. ‘Amber’ is also a heavy rainfall warning, often alarming to be caught in but beautiful to watch when in a position of shelter.
Courtesy of Martin Browne Contemporary Gallery
Kirsteen Pieterse is a truly international artist. Born in Ayrshire, Scotland, Pieterse spent her early years in southern Scotland before completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture) at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. She then moved to England, to undertake a Master of Arts in Architecture at the University of East London, England.
In 2001 Pieterse immigrated to Australia. Once here, she continued producing sculpture, exhibited widely and also taught media and design at the Macquarie University and The University of Western Sydney. After several years living and working in Australia, Pieterse now lives and works in Hong Kong.
copper plated mirror, polished stainless steel with clear acrylic rod
73 x 70 x 35 cm
Judges of the 2014 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Lisa Havilah (Director of Carriageworks), Justin Miller (International Art Advisor and former Chairman of Sotheby's Australia) and Gretel Packer (Arts Patron and Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW).
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