Saturday, March 28, 2009
Fiona Hall - Cell Culture
This art piece is a part of Foina Hall’s Cell Culture collection, in one of her 2002 exhibitions. In this specific piece, Hall constructed a replicate sculpture of a jellyfish, using a white plastic tupperware container for the body of the creature, then connecting it to glass beads that have been sewn together in various shapes to represent the jellyfish’s tentacles. The overall size of sculpture was built to 150 x 250 x 90cm, and was displayed with a range of other plastic container and beaded creatures, in a large wood framed glass display case, known as a vitrine.
Rosalie Gascoigne - Hollyhocks
Rosalie Gascoigne’s three dimensional wall art piece called Hollyhocks, was constructed in 1997 and was a part of her Earth series collection. The piece is made from corrugated iron strips that have been sawn and nailed to two panels of weathered plyboards, that are 90 x 70cm in size, in horizontal alignment. This is an assembly is of found objects which Gascoigne gathered on her scavenging explorations in the harsh Australian landscapes, which much of her art reflects.