Autumn is a sign of change on the land, a signal that summer is ending. The colours of autumn are best seen in the European trees planted in groups throughout the Monaro area of NSW, or in the rolling hills of Tumbarumba, and all journeys in between.
In the landscape the purpose of these trees is to create shade from the hot summer sun and protection from the winter winds. They are the passing images that become familiar, revealing themselves in the creative processes that inform this art. They realise an abstract simplification that triggers one's own sensations.
Courtesy of Stella Downer Fine Art
30 x 70 x 70 cm
WSSP Winner; Finalist
2019 Prize winner Merran Esson, in conversation with Professor Ian Howard, discusses her work Autumn On The Monaro. Recorded on 12 October 2019 at the 2019 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize exhibition, Woollahra Council.
Judges of the 2019 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Professor Ross Harley (Dean of the Faculty of Art & Design and UNSW Chair of Arts and Culture), Louise Herron AM (Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Opera House) and Tim Ross (Design and Architecture advocate, Broadcaster, Author and Comedian).
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