Stage of the brief & found
Organic & inorganic objects
2018


This series of assemblages aimed to democratise materials in pairing everyday, readymade objects alongside those that are ephemeral or highly crafted. The resulting sculptures are free-dimensional, in that they are free to change and remain unfixed works.
The project was attentive to the attitudes and ideals promoted by Fluxus and Arte Povera artists, where chance and experimentation play an important role in the creation of an artwork.


Supports | gourds, crutches



Calm down Kelly | watermelon & timber last 


Take care Kelly | honeydew melon & timber last


Calm radish | walking frame, radish


Clasp | gourds



Fine line (detail) | walking frame, cobbler’s anvil, gourds





Fine line  | walking frame, cobbler’s anvil, shoehorn, gourds

November  2018



Balancing Act
Dirty Dozen Solo Exhibition
City of Melbourne Creative Spaces
Organic & inorganic objects
2019


A further iteration of Stage of the brief & found for the City of Melbourne vitrines in the Campbell Arcade underpass, beneath Flinders Street Station.
 


Balancing Act  | bronze artichoke,  steel apparatus.


Balancing Act  | pewter figs,  oxfords.



May 2019

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Mark