Monday, December 15, 2008

Cathie Alexander

Whales Eye
stainless steel welded rod - 1720 x 770mm dia - Millbrook Estate 2008

Cathie’s sculptural practice is influenced by the modern dynamism of contemporary sculptors, Alexander Calder, Bert Flugelman and the late Bronwyn Oliver. She strives for balance, spontaneity, and honesty, tapping into a flow from the creative subconscious. Whales Eye explores the spiritual and sensual experience of swimming in the ocean; as the water passes through our skin and we become one with the environment. These sheer ethereal forms are Cathie’s representation of the human fascination with the whale, its all seeing eye watching us consume, kill, remove, eradicate and waste as it cries for a species lost.

Cathie graduated from the National Art School in 2006 with a Bachelor of Fine Art - majoring in Sculpture.