Exploring ideas of permanence and time, Spouts from which to drink, circa 200 C.E. uses the filter of archaeology with a pinch of humour to reflect upon our present day world from an outside perspective. What can we learn from the objects of our acquaintance? What of our personal values, and those of our modern society; are hidden in our everyday decisions?
Within these perished fibres, one can find stories... Tales of the ocean, unforgiving elements, and tales from the world of man. This material provides us a mirror into the culture from whence it came. The marine debris rope, castaway, deemed as valueless, has been hand woven to highlight the character and degradation imparted by time. Through this work Leitmanis explores the tension between the organic and inorganic, and the trials and disconnect of the modern world.
marine debris rope collected from Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area - Southwest National Park, fishing line
54 x 40 x 27 cm
Highly Commended; Finalist
Jessica Leitmanis, in conversation with Professor Ian Howard, discusses her work Spouts from which to drink, circa 200 C.E. 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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