Eudaimonia

Title:         Eudaimonia


Type:        Sculptural indoor artwork
Medium:  Mixed media (Metal, timber bookcase, books)
Size:          To be scaled based on location


Description: The artwork is anchored to the wall at the tip of the metal structure, and were the metal rod meets the archway. The metal structure sits on the timber bookshelf which is filled with books and, if needed, securely weighted down.

Subject. Lyric take on the Artarmon Public Library, the role the library has within the community and its evolving content. The two works (Eudaimonia and Hedonia) are a commentary of the transformative power of libraries.
Eudaimonia is the Greek word for a purpose-filled life. A life in pursuit of the highest human good, desirable for its own sake (as an end in itself) rather than for the sake of something else (as a means toward some other end).
I am inspired by Louis Borges’ library of infinite paths and possibilities and Umberto Eco’s forbidden manuscripts that unlock what it is to be human.
The work of Sydney based contemporary artists such as Mike Hewson, Bridie Lenny, and Dale Miles is also of inspiration.

Hedonia

Title:   Hedonia


Type:  Sculptural indoor artwork
Medium: Mixed media (Mirror, neon light, metal)
Size:    Approx H 85  W194  D97cm.


Description. The artwork sits well in a corner between two walls. The linear elements are made of welded metal rods. The surface between the rods is made of glass (or safe reflective material). The contours of the  archways are traced with neon strip lights. The overall effect reproduces the optical feedback generated between two panels of reflective material placed in front of each other.  

Subject. Lyric take on the frontage of the Artarmon Public Library seen from the height and the eyes of a child. The work explore the fascinating worlds that can be discovered within the walls of a library.
Hedonia (Greek term) means the happiness that makes us feel good, what we seek to avoid pain. The library is the perfect place to meet this state of being.

I am inspired by Louis Borges’ library of infinite paths and possibilities and Umberto Eco’s forbidden manuscripts that unlock what it is to be human.The work of Sydney based contemporary artists such as Mike Hewson, Bridie Lenny, and Dale Miles is also of inspiration.

The artist acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional custodians of the Country on which she lives and works.

The artist also acknowledges the impact colonialism has had on Aboriginal Country and Aboriginal peoples and that this impact continues to be felt today.
 

Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

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