'Mile Posts'

'Con - structs', Sydney Perspecta, Adelaide Biennial, Experimental Art Foundation, early 1990s works

Mile Posts, 1992 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art

These works play with block forms constructed in polystyrene and surfaced in ways that are intentionally misleading. The faked finishes use paint as 'granite', 'stucco' as concrete, sand as ‘stone’, aluminium foil as ‘steel’ and flocking as ‘vegetation’. The works draw attention to the shift in popular preferences from materials true to themselves and Nature to fake finishes on 'false' materials. The weight of heroic traditions is reduced to an effect.


Con - struct: Memory Blocks
Con - struct: 'Memory Blocks' Sydney Perspecta 1991
500cm (H) x 110cm (W) x 500cm (D)
Polystyrene, sand, aluminium foil, steel
Con - struct: Memory Blocks ©
Con - struct: 'Memory Blocks' Sydney Perspecta 1991
Con - struct: Memory Blocks ©
Con - struct: 'Memory Blocks' Sydney Perspecta 1991
Con - struct: Memory Blocks ©
Con - struct: 'Memory Blocks' Sydney Perspecta 1991
Con - struct: Post Panthers - Victory March ©
Con - struct: 'Post Panthers - Victory March'
300cm (H) x 260cm (W) x 60cm (D)
Polystyrene, painted steel, acrylic paint, flocking.
Con-Struct: Post Panthers - Victory March ©
Con-Struct: 'Post Panthers - Victory March'
300cm (H) x 260cm (W) x 60cm (D)
Polystyrofoam, flocking, acrylic paint.
Con - struct: Re - Afforestation
Con - struct: 'Re - Afforestation'
300cm (H) x 260cm (W) x 60cm (D)
Polystryrene, SPE paint, concrete, steel
Con-Struct: Re-Afforestation
Con-Struct: 'Re-Afforestation'
300cm (H) x 260cm (W) x 60cm (D)
Polystryrene, SPE paint, concrete, steel
Forest Fragment: Mile Posts
'Mile Posts' catalogue image Adelaide Biennial 1992, (work unfinished)
240cm (H) x 100cm (W) x 100cm (D)
Styrofoam, synthetic resin.
Forest Fragment: Mile Posts
'Mile Posts' Adelaide Biennial 'Unfamiliar Territory', curator Timothy Morrell, photo: Michael Kluvanek


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