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UWS Sculpture Award and Exhibiton
@ Universitey of Western Sydney, Campbelltown campus

This work, reprieve, was selected as the 2014 recipient of the UWS Acquisitive Sculpture Award
- it is permanently installed on the grounds of the university's Campbelltown Campus

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In a forest a tree might fall, but sometimes, if it is not too heavy for its neighbour, or falls slowly enough, it is caught and is able to live on, saved from destruction by its position in the forest.

Sometimes this reprieve will enable the tree to regain a strong connection to the earth allowing it to live on, even if its support crumbles.

This dynamic creates new spaces within a forest, often resulting in the most sculptural of trees. It is though, a dynamic that is only really ‘allowed’ to happen in a wild forest…

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reprieve consists of a frame of aluminium tube, sandwiched between 2 sheets of aluminium to create a wing-like form. This form is pierced with two curved aluminium tubes to create a ladder-like form, threaded with stainless steel cable to gives the impression of delicately holding up the wing-like form.

'A falling wing-like shape (reminiscent of a tree trunk) teeters, yet is held from collapse by a lace like ladder that has pierced through its sleek form to become united as a new form. Creating a new space within the ‘forest’.

The graduating colours connect the sky and the earth, while at the same time reflecting and inverting the relationship.