Monday, December 15, 2008

Melissa Dax

Where They Fell
round aluminium extrusion, baked enamel paint 21 x 6000mm
Stonehurst Cedar Creek - 2008

Price: $9,500

Where They Fell is reminiscent of the children’s game Mikado or Pick up Sticks but rather than being just a child’s game it is striving to represent the larger game of life. It depicts the potential randomness of one’s direction in life and the potential chaos that can ensue based on one’s choices and also from external events that are out of one’s control. Just as each person is responsible for themselves, so too are they effected by shifts and movements around them. The piece offers a chaotic snapshot of one possibility which remains on the brink of change.