Escape into reality is a combination of a painting, a relief and a sculpture, it outlines a transition between real and virtual world, between 2d and 3d form, between sensed and tangible … Is it possible for a form to be able to think something or convey a message…and if there is no direct message, is it possible for it to contemplate itself? Reflection on fine art which finds in a situation when it tries shocking in order to be spotted or makes an effort to walk out to reach a looker.
Jeremy Lepisto’s work is inspired by the separate histories, intersecting connections and constructed elements of his daily surroundings. He employs the visual vocabulary of these places to explore the complex in the common and to comment on the condition of the spaces that we all share. His detailed landscapes are constructed into three-dimensional forms to achieve great visual depth and a distinct perspective.
The works in the Watertower series contain and preserve the idea of the environments from where they could be found.
Windspiral II, sculpture in the landscape, by Bronwyn Berman.
Stainless steel frame, aluminium, timber support. Sculpture by the Sea 2006.
The inspiration for this work came from living high on a cliff in the Australian bush. It was a very wild and windy place. I made the prototype with a friend of mine who was visiting from America, we were experimenting with things we found around the place. It was one of the most windy days and we were having fun, we laughed and laughed all day. I think the work has that gesture, a certain freedom that comes from being with a good friend and being happy.
The shape is that of the wind, the colour and texture are of the Australian bush where things are silvery and scratchy.
Visual artist Claire Morgan, has a strong interest in the organic, in natural processes, and in the bodily connotations of natural materials. Morgan uses common materials like lead, nylon, acrylic, she also spends countless hours arranging thousands of pieces of everything from dandelion seeds, leaves and fruits to organic materials including animal taxidermy and fruit flies.
“My work is about change and the passing of time, and the transience of everything around us,” “For me, creating seemingly solid structures or forms from thousands of individually suspended elements has a direct relation with my experience of these forces. There is a sense of fragility and a lack of solidity that carries through all the sculptures. I feel as if they are somewhere between movement and stillness, and thus in possession of a certain energy.”