Through my practice I explore the notions of materiality, process and contradiction in art. This sculpture is made from a Styrofoam form coated with enamel spray paint and then cast in aluminium. The spray paint had eaten away at the soft exterior of the Styrofoam forming an undulating and unpredictable surface. Casting this changed form in aluminium further expands our comprehension of the materials used. Attached to the base is an asymmetrical circle hand-shaped from immaculate plumbers’ copper pipe. Both metal elements are inherently soft, malleable and functional. In the final sculpture there are intriguing contradictions of soft and hard, smooth and rough, balanced and unbalanced creating a work intrinsically familiar and curious.
Anna Horne is a South Australian artist exploring materiality, process, and the transience of the physical world through the field of sculpture. Horne’s work references the domestic and architectural space by utilising both industrial and commonplace materials. Through the forces and oppositions in Horne’s art practice, she produces sculptures contending between light and heavy, soft and hard, familiar and strange.
Horne is a graduate of Adelaide Central School of Art. In 2017 she was a Churchie National Emerging Art Prize finalist and the winner of the Tatiara Contemporary Art Prize. Exhibitions include Between the lines, Gachang Art Studio, South Korea (2016); Lightweight Heavy, BUS Projects (2016) and Fontanelle (2015); Peculiar Familiar, Australian Experimental Art Foundation (2015); Turning it inside out, Contemporary Art Centre of SA Project Space (2010) and Recall, Firstdraft (2013). Horne has presented several public art works and completed residencies at Gachang Art Studio, Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, Artspace, Sydney and Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.
copper pipe, cast aluminium
50 x 50 x 8 cm
Judges of the 2018 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Michael Lynch AO CBE (Australian Arts administrator, former Director of Sydney Opera House and former CEO of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong) and Amanda Love (Director Loveart, independent Art Advisory).
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