installationStranger in a Strange Land ischaracterisedby its interaction with thebuiltelements at Scenic World; a world where
visitors comfortably view and transect a wild setting. Boardwalks, trains, a
cable car, lookouts and storm shelters nurture and guide visitors during their
temporary exile into this wilderness.
The wooden sculpture scaffolds and intercepts
a simple storm shelter and asks visitors to look away from the trees for a
moment and consider their place here. The storm shelter has become became
What is true is that art is multi-layered,
and endless possible meanings can be conjured up from reading this work.
Perhaps the sculpture is a broken train track going round and round with the
ghosts of past miners, or an exoskeleton, or a comment on architecture, or a
childhood memory, or a didactic postmodern discourse that tries to elucidates
the paradoxical nature of art – either way it is always strange. Sculpture at Scenic World, Blue Mountains 2014