Travel, energy, movement and possibility are explored through Sian Watson’s sculpture, ‘Unattended’ installed in our atrium.
Watson’s work is exhibited as part of Contour 556, Canberra’s public art biennial presenting artworks and performances by 60 artists in the world-famous public realm and national cultural icons around Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra. Now on until 28 October.
Listen as Watson discusses her creative process The artist’s creative process
SIAN WATSON ‘Unattended’
My sculptural practice uses animals as a motif to explore our relationship with them and our shared vulnerability in the landscape. I have begun to develop these ideas by fusing birds and people. This concept stems from the prevalence of migration and urbanisation, of both the animal and human world. My sculptural works explore the idea of social and spatial movement as a result of a changing climate. ‘Unattended’ develops upon this theme with the figure standing alone with some capacities removed through the loss of wings and arms.
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