About the work
Two drum wheels face each other at either end of the large plinth. Coloured ropes link the wheels and one of which has a handle to turn and roll-out or roll up the coloured rope. Between the wheels and on the ground a long-sealed tube which provides a track for the rope to pass between the wheels.
The work alludes to machinery or some form of manufacture and yet in essence this will be a purely visual and an abstract exchange of colour. From time to time I will be turning the handle and facilitate the exchange over the course of Contour556. The work will be influenced as much by Abstraction and Constructivist sculptures of the early 20th century however it reconsiders meanings of monuments, absurd and removed. Presence, exchange and absence which is also duplicated in the actual abandoned plinth all considering time.
Photos by Heeseon Jung
About the artist
I am Australian artist working in sculpture, painting and performance. I make large scale wall paintings and series of paintings that are inspired by the action of everyday objects. My sculptures are created from altered and discarded existing objects, I conceptually redirect these objects using colour to reveal new meanings which are influenced by the vernacular and art history.
I am interested in evoking shared histories and experiences, place and perception while exploring optical effects of geometric colour.
- Colour Wheel Exchange CWE2022
- Paint on Wooden Drum-wheels, steel stands, rope