M-fortyone, like all of my sculptures, is guided by the aesthetic potential of the circular form. Every sculptural idea starts with a circle and goes from there. More specifically with this work, I am trying to show movement and how that can be conveyed within my own sculptural style. The arcs flow together like the critical and chaotic point in any wave. It's important that the work flows but creates a subtle, awkward tension at the same time.
Courtesy of Gould Galleries
James Parrett lives and works in Melbourne, Victoria where his last six solo exhibitions were all staged. In 1998 he graduated with a B.A. in Sculpture from Monash University (followed by Honours from the Victoria College of the Arts) and was the winner of the 2016 Montalto Winery Sculpture Prize. In between his works have featured in countless group exhibitions nationally, whilst his sculptures are also part of numerous private collections as well as the collections of the Australian War Memorial Canberra and Monash University.
marine grade stainless steel
52 x 48 x 25 cm
Judges of the 2016 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Wendy Whiteley OAM (Ambassador for the visual arts), Rhonda Davis (Senior Curator at Macquarie University Art Gallery) and Barry Keldoulis (CEO and Group Fairs Director of Art Fairs Australia).
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