Peaceful Cul-de-sac is part of the SOLD series. This series examines real estate as a quasi-religion and the worship of the great Australian dream – home ownership. Each piece in the series is an origami folded structure made with the pages of real estate magazines which conflate bedrooms, bathrooms and parking as contemporary deities and their promise of an enlightened future.
Lisa Giles is a Sydney based artist whose fascination with the material world is reflected in the recycled materials she uses to ingeniously sculpt and create her work.
Lisa received her Master of Arts (Photomedia) from College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales. She also holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Queensland University of Technology.
Her work has been exhibited since 2003 nationally and internationally, and is held in public and private collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, Research Library in Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace at Mackay Regional Gallery and Redland Art Gallery. In 2014, Lisa's work was highly commended in Blacktown City Art Prize.
origami folded recycled pages of real estate magazines
15 x 25 x 25 cm
Judges of the 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Dr Michael Brand (Director of the Art Gallery of NSW), Penelope Seidler AM (Arts Patron and Director of Harry Seidler & Associates) and Barbara Flynn (International Curatorial Advisor).