Fire, soft earth, starry sky
Polished steel, oxidised steel, stainless steel inserts. 35cm. April 2005
A quiet Tasmanian night sat on the soft earth around a warm crackling fire with close friends, looking up at a sky filled with unfamiliar stars. Possums in the trees, and wallabies hopping around making sounds in the dark beyond the light of the fire.
This is one of the first pieces where I have used a grid of holes to represent a group of things too complicated to map individually - its just 'lots of things with a commonality'. I then realised that I can use groupings like this as a compositional device, making my striving for the balance of form in my work more overt, rather than the occluded compositional aspects in most of my previous work. There will be lots more of this!