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Fragments, 2018 - Artist Statement

Strange objects in a museum half remembered. Like the skeletal remains from some long-forgotten animal. This is a sculptural study that looks at fragments of wood found on the upper slopes of Mt. Alexander in central Victoria. But these fragments also form recent memory. Unlike the bones of a creature from the past, I recall these memories bright and clear and in magnificent focus…

 

"It was a grey overcast day. I broke out in a sweat as I climbed - backtracking up and down the steep slope, collecting pieces of wood that caught my eye and my imagination"

 
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