Tuesday, 21 October 2008

artist deborah sleeman









If I had a garden I'd want one of these amazing artworks as a sculpture to put on display. They remind me of the ghostly Miss Haversham from Great Expectations. They are part of Deborah Sleeman's current exhibition "They All Fall Down" at Harrison Galleries in Sydney's Paddington.



What's your proudest achievement? Having and raising a daughter.

What was the starting point for this exhibition? Our relationship to the natural world and beautiful materials, ie, recycled pressed tin scrounged from all over SA.

Who inspires you? Artistically, so many people - Antonio Tapies, Anselm Keifer, Botero and of course Rosalie Gascoigne, sculpture from early civilisations.
What are you passionate about? The natural world.
What's the best lesson you've learnt? One can always be a better person.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Virginia Woolfe or Georgia O'Keefe off the top of my head, but if I thought about it seriously I'm sure it would be someone else.
What are you reading? Always two or three at once:
Stories of God by Rainer Maria Rilke; The World Without Us by Alan Weisman; and a biography of William Dampier, pirate and explorer.



Images courtesy of Deborah Sleeman and Harrison Galleries

2 comments:

Liz said...

We just had these on display at The Samstag Museum of Art, where I work! They were placed out on a balcony, and I'd spend every break looking out over the city with them. They were excellent company :)

Natalie Walton said...

Oh, Liz. You are so lucky. Thanks for sharing that with us. It gives them an even more supernatural element.

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