With sensitivity towards the world, and an idea of beauty,
an Artist can paint or sculpt by merely looking.
The Two Locations of this Exhibiton
Through the month of July, at
67 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Victoria, Australia.
After that display is removed,
it may continue on this WWWeb site,
as an entity in CyberSpace.
THE ARTISTArt does more than supply object of beauty . There is the opportunity to inform and educate. The challenge is to make people see the world differently. Too much time is spent complaining about the sorrows of the world and regretting the absence of beauty. Yet beauty is all around us; only our prejudices prevent us from seeing it.
Most Artists have things to say, and use their art as the medium to say it. My message is not to judge people, like things, just because they are old and no longer useful, they are worthwhile for many reasons, including beauty.
Norman F. Pollack
Art is not representation,
These objects, mainly bits of rusty old iron, differ from the
usual form of "art object" presented in an exhibition.|
They were not created by an Artist, but became "Works of Art" by being seen, interpreted, and collected.
These items are here for your enjoyment.
Observe the interesting and pleasing shapes.
Examine the surface texture and colours.
These beautiful sculptural forms were created by Nature out of discarded, un-natural objects.
|Most "Art Objects" are Capital Assets. |
Many collectors only judge aesthetics by monetary value. In raising these pieces of rusty, old iron to a position of artistic eminence, mounting them behind glass, writing notes about them, and expecting people to stop and admire them and think about them, I am attempting to say that there can be aesthetic value and meaning independent of dollar value. These objects, essentially rubbish, have beauty and meaning, although they have no monetary value.
Art can be worth-while, and yet at the same time be worthless.
Ever the inspiration for Artists, here Nature has been the Artist. These are all things made by people for a purpose then changed by the elements, and eventually rediscovered as objects, lacking use, but having aesthetic appeal.
|My influences include Brahminist/Buddhist
philosophy where beauty is more than in the beholders'
eye, it is intrinsic in everything. The aware observer can
see it, but it is independent of the observer. |
These objects can be seen to have form, texture, colour and aesthetic sensibility, but can also be seen as junk. Human beauty can be judged the same way, where being thin and young, with regular features indicates individual worth.
|Shop Front at night.||Close up.|
|Found exactly like this where an Electrician had dropped these.||These pieces were collected by a Murray Billabong||
This was amongst old mine-equipment in Western
Australia, East of Kalgoorli.|
There was a huge boiler there, toppled half-over, with a big hole in the side, in which wild bees has swarmed.
Sorry you cannot hold these and feel their surface
This is Art for the sight impaired.
Apologies to anyone who cannot see and would like to touch these objects. Blind people only: 0414 766 825 to arrange a touching.
|Perhaps items like these, particularly the kettle, were all that made it "home" for some Pioneer Family.|
Found by a pile of fallen rocks that must have been a
habitation, in the distant past.||
Found by the Yarra at Abbotsford.
Washed up on the beach at Glenelg in South Australia, it
was tangled in driftwood.|
More than any other human creation, the wheel has given us domination over Nature. I like the way this wheel has been twisted and thrown back at us.