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1. Wonderland. Finalist 2007 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

 


2. Wonderland 2006

 


3. 2006 Installation at Sass and Bide, Sydney

 


4. 2006 Installation at Sass and Bide, Sydney

 


5. 2006 Installation at Sass and Bide, Sydney

 


6. 2006 Installation at Sass and Bide, Sydney

 


7. 2006 Installation at Sass and Bide, Sydney

 

2006
Wonderland is the title of the first series of ceramic sculptures to evolve from my exploration of the souvenirs from my childhood home. The ‘muse’ for these works was a small plastic toy bunny, which was the first souvenir to be incorporated into a work. On its rediscovery this souvenir triggered a longing for the maternal comfort of home, of lost childhood innocence and past family life. It also evoked a melancholy for the disappearing spaces of childhood. The nostalgic relationship with these objects offered an imagined defense mechanism against thoughts of death. I became sensitive to the notion that while time passes and those around us die the thing that seemed eternal was the deathlessness of these souvenirs.