An installation shortlisted for the RMIT Siemens Award 2011 and exhibited in the RMIT gallery, Melbourne.
"Imagined Space", 2011. Muslin fabric dipped in acrylic paint, , sewn onto aluminium armature wire, dyed sand, mirror plastic, nylon line. Dimensions variable, approximately 4m H x 3m diameter
During 2010 I researched hollow, partly obscured structures such as wells, which a viewer can experience by looking into the structure and imagining that part of the space which remains unseen. I investigated the use of forms, materials and the creation of spatial relationships, through which an artwork could evoke these hollow structures and the resulting imagined spaces.
The form, arrangement and surfaces of Imagined Space 1 encouraged peering inside, and viewing of unexpected reflected space. Its materials – mainly semi-transparent paint-soaked muslin fabric stretched like skin, suspended, and draped - and its colour graduation, at once hide and reveal.
Top images: installation views, Siemens Awards, at RMIT Gallery
Middle image: view inside the main object, through peephole.
Lower image: detail of fabric and shadows