Finalist - Fishers Ghost Contemporary Art Award

My new work, Repose, has been selected for inclusion in the 2012 Fishers Ghost Contemporary Art Award Finalists Exhibition at Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Kath Fries, Repose, 2012, bronze and sandstone, 80x120x150cm

Repose - a bronze magnolia branch reclines against a piece of sandstone, it is simultaneously fragile, rigid and languid. Frozen in time these bronze magnolia buds will never grow, bloom or complete their full cycle. These traditional materials of bronze and stone sit together in an anamorphic wistful pose as nostalgic remnants or mementos, echoing our fallible human endeavors to render permanent that which is impermanent. The transience of existence and fragility of life are recurring themes throughout my practice. I reference organic forms to suggest poetic commentaries on our human struggles to accept what is natural and uncontrollable in our lives. 

Fishers Ghost Contemporary Art Award Finalists Exhibition 
Campbelltown Arts Centre
3 - 23 November 2012
1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown, NSW