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looking in/ looking out
@ Western Sydney University 2016
Sculpture Award and Exhibition
Western Sydney University, Campbelltown, NSW

looking in / looking out was installed in a lake within the grounds of the Western Sydney University as part of the biannual Sculpture Awards and Exhibition.

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Our brains are a bundle of connections, a physically closed system that is able to engage with the world around it. looking in / looking out explores the idea of physically closed systems that have no physical contact with the outside world but yet engage and interact with it.

looking in / looking out responds to the ambient light conditions, allowing elements to come into and out of focus. The reflections plumet into the depth of a still, early-morning lake and then clip and shimmer as the surface of the lake breaks up. looking in / looking out has created a new elements for the lake's inhabitants to use -- white faced herons took up residence almost immediately...

As viewers our eyes provide the only connection, which is then processesed by our own closed system, our brain, making unseen connections.

Also as with much of my work it is inspired by nature - by the interconnectedness of a forest.

I would like to express my extreme gratitude to Deborah Redwood for her dedicated assistance during the install.

My gratitude also goes to those who contributed to the fabrication process: Welmec, Picassos Spraypainting Workshop, Metro Foam, Alusource and Integra Packaging.

Thank you Monica McMahon and her team at the Western Sydney University for making this happen.