Thursday, May 3, 2007

Tamara Burnham

On the Verge
concrete, sealant, resin & paper
, 9 pods of various sizes
. Undercliff Winery, Wollombi 2006

Both masculine and feminine elements representing the very fertile nature of the Wollombi Valley can be seen in this series of suspended pods. While Tamara has often worked with multiples, On the Verge is a significant departure from her usually figurative practice. Her choice of an unfamiliar free form construction technique has meant with this group of works she has been able to explore and experiment with new materials, surface textures and installation methods. Part of that process has been to observe the effects, if any; the prolonged exposure would have on the different materials.