Motherland is a significant work that explores the notion of home and belonging as well as position of hybrid identities in various landscapes. The work incorporates hand carved porcelain letters meticulously carved in a ritualistic manner chanting the word motherland like a mantra.
The work poignantly advocates for human rights and the position of individuals in a homogeneous culture. It carries a spiritual ethos, with each letter created through painstaking detail on a miniature scale to cultivate something bigger that carries the undertones of social injustice among society pertaining to minorities.
Courtesy of Nanda\Hobbs
48 x 80 x 40 cm
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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