2016 – City of South Perth Emerging Artist 2016 (overall winner)

This sculpture gives a passing nod to the construction industry and its processes.  The concrete bloats and sags inside cardboard boxes, alluding to the corporeal; teeters awkwardly as absurd stacks of concrete objects play with ideas of balance; cracks and breaks as site specific clays produce a fragility; and slumps and disperses to accommodate buoyant, floating objects.  The works playfully subvert our preconceptions about concrete as a large scale, geometric, stable and ubiquitous construction material and its artistic use primarily as a support material, as a plinth or footings.

Image above: Stack (2016). Concrete with site specific soils, metal brackets.