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Exquisite House

Tobias Richardson
Exquisite House
Wood construction and found objects
Installation - 24Hr Art Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin
Image: Fiona Morrison

Look at the Giant Museum
Childhood drawing, c.1973
Crayon and pencil on school paper/notebook
19 x 20cm
Collection of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Image courtesy Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

This series of wooden sculptures depict childhood drawings of houses, buildings, cars and aeroplanes. Each drawing has been faithfully scaled up and into a sculpture by a factor of eleven. The individual works are grouped together to create an imaginary environment with suggestive shadows. The correlations between childhood and adulthood, perceptions of scale and appropriation underpin this work.

Tobias Richardson, Darwin 2004