Sunday, July 31, 2011

Let us be lovers / New Jersey industrial landscapes

Let us be lovers (New Jersey Industrial landscapes), 2010
Mild steel, enamel, brass, wood, magnets, cold enamel

Photo (top): Jeremy Dillon / Photo (others): Lily Feng; Courtesy of Craft Victoria

This body of work reflects the landscapes I saw and photographed from a train, during a trip from NYC to New Jersey in the winter of 2009. It's the first series of objects I've fabricated from mild steel by welding, and experimented further with the use of liquid enamels, after being introduced to them by Elizabeth Turrell in Perth, in April 2010. Let us be lovers (the title is a reference to the lyrics of Simon & Garfunkel's America) was a steep learning curve for me, inspired further pieces and explorations, and was selected as a finalist for Craft Victoria's annual Fresh!-award for graduating students.

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