Monday, December 15, 2008

Sally Aplin

Swing Sacks - concrete, oxide, synthetic fibre - 230 x 150 x 120mm
Wollombi Wines 2008

Price: $2,500 or $200 each

Despite having a recognizable form, the sacks are not functional. They are made of concrete resulting in full, heavy objects weighing more than 3 kilos each. They speak about containment and safe storage, out of reach to animals. Placed high above our heads, the solid sack-bag forms are out of context within the landscape colourings with their bright, blocks of colour and vivid handles. Swinging from steel shackles and wires they bring to mind the movement of bags loaded with cargo.

Sally trained as a sculptor and taught in Bristol, gaining her Masters degree in Fine Art at Cardiff. She works in a wide variety of materials - concrete, wax, textiles, plaster and plastic, etc. continuing her use of vitreous enamel on copper to make enamelled bags. Sally has exhibited in Europe, USA and Australia and was a prize winner at a national open sculpture exhibition in Bristol. In 2001 she relocated to Sydney.