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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Psychological Astrological


Tomorrow I deliver my entry into the Sunshine Coast 3D Art Prize held at the Noosa Regional Gallery... The exhibition opens on 17 August and runs through to 07 October.

Psychological Astrological uses a combination of recycled timber, rusted metal and hand-made paper. All materials have had a previous life, have been discarded, rescued and then re-worked on a theme to create a piece of recycled history.
Inspiration for this piece comes from the twelve signs of the western Zodiac - that claims to predict aspects of an individual's personality or life history based on the positions of the sun, moon, and other planetary objects at the time of their birth.
Psychological Astrological is part of a series of sculptures that reflect an on-going fascination with life, death and rebirth and an interest in the traces of past existences. Starting with a pile of un-related materials and slowly working them into an artwork that can be read like a book. The idea of evolution frequently runs through my work as I explore the craft of assemblage.
The work is 50cm high + 50cm wide and 30cm deep.








  





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5 comments:

Barry said...

K-what an amazingly intricate piece - so many layers and secret spaces. May it go really well in the exhibition. B

ersi marina said...

I find your work stunning! A chest full of treasures, enticing secrets and such a creative way of bringing them together! Best of luck in the exhibition.

Greg Roberts said...

Ken,
What a terrific work and so dense with symbolism- I like the fact that the robustness of the object which is protecting 'accumulated life' has an overwhelming sense of weight but touches the ground so lightly, unlike mankind today! My attention is immediately drawn to the four finely pointed feet that are carrying the burden of life above. The lightness of the four feet may also suggest the fragility of life itself. There are numerous ways to read this work which makes it so intriguing.
Ken I am sure your cabinet of life will be a standout and visitors to the exhibition will be enthraled with it.
Best, Greg.

Evelyn Firstenberg said...

We go to Noosa every year or 2 weeks at this time of the year and always visit the Tewantin/Noosa gallery. We loved this piece so much that we BOUGHT it and cannot wait till the exhibition is over and it arrives at our house. We have a large eclectic collection and this will fit in very well.
Evelyn and Graham

letterlady said...

Wonderfully intriguing. I hope it did well in the competition!