My Artwork, Pillars of Prayers,
has been selected as a finalist in the
Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station
Sculpture Exhibition & Awards 2022
and Awards Presentation
will be held on Sunday
27 February at 2.30 pm
in Yering Station’s historic barn.
38 Melba Highway Yarra Glen,
Artworks for the exhibition was selected by
sculptor and RMIT University
Senior Lecturer Dr Simon Perry,
Art Writer Ken Scarlett OAM,
and Bunjil Place Gallery Curator Penny Teale.
Respected for its consistency and longevity,
the exhibition showcases a cross section
of new Australian sculpture from both
emerging and established artists.
Having grown steadily since 2001,
it is now the longest running annual
sculpture exhibition in Victoria
and an iconic event
on the Australian arts calendar.
Pillars of Prayers
H400mm x W2800mm x D210mm
Stoneware clay, porcelain slip,
layered ceramic glaze materials,
steel wire, textured fabric,
screen-print stain application,
dry glaze, Multiple firings.
Sitting atop this artwork are the delicate scrolls
of a secret Hebrew script Shema-Israel,
traditionally recited as a prayer for protection.
The prayer is carried and
supported by robust clay vessels
bonded together, representing a journey
or ceremonial procession.
Peaceful and strong, it is an
object of fortitude and unification.