When I was approached about exhibiting my work in Latrobe Regional Gallery’s revamped sculpture courtyard I was doubly excited. Not only is it a ravishing space but it’s also my hometown gallery. I had a strong body of work from my 2006 show at the Gippsland Art Gallery and I was busting for the opportunity to revisit and ‘re-tune’ that work. However, after discussions with the Gallery I decided to change tack. This new space was deserving of new work, and I was interested in developing this in a more capricious and whimsical manner.
57 Variations – variation 33.
This suite of component based assemblages and spatial interventions was developed from a need for an activity that I can just grab on a sunny day, get away from other projects, gain perspective, and most importantly, play. It has become a form of three-dimensional or sculptural doodling. Traditional ‘back-of-the-envelope’ doodling is great to help to clear one’s mind but doesn’t stretch the physical body. The nature of this new work allows me to challenge both.
57 Variations – variation 33. Shown here spilling out the back door and into the car park.