Jarrah

eucalyptus marginata

A magnificent tall tree that can reach heights up to 30-40m, Jarrah only grows in the south-west corner of Western Australia. It is one of the world’s best hardwoods. The timber is straight grained and dark red to reddish brown in colour and is popular in furniture making. The forests are being threatened by bauxite mining and water borne fungal disease that attacks the roots.

Jester

With JESTER I’m having a go at the sportsman, it was really ballsy, and the balls look like cricket balls. When you bowl a cricket ball you see the curve is up there like they are at the top of the chair. Maybe we should change the name to ‘Ballsy’.

This chair fulfilled what I really wanted to do in that sense. It would have been simple just to put the spheres directly in the middle at 90 degrees. I thought, “wouldn’t it be interesting to insert them at different points so you’re always looking at them.”

Dimensions: 
400w x 600d x 1650h mm

Gulf Tower

One of the most successful and popular items in the Gallery over the years has been the marble tower, played with by children and adults alike. And after years of not being available they are undergoing a revival.

I wanted to replicate them, particularly in the context of playfully mocking urban architectural pretensions, and how super skyscrapers end, up there, on top. I’m having a bit of a play with that. The Empire State and Chrysler buildings, they captured the obvious, the ‘point’. They are glorious buildings and that’s the virtue of being first on the block.

Dimensions: 
400w x 400d x 1200h mm

Empire

One of the most successful and popular items in the Gallery over the years has been the marble tower, played with by children and adults alike. And after years of not being available they are undergoing a revival.

I wanted to replicate them, particularly in the context of playfully mocking urban architectural pretensions, and how super skyscrapers end, up there, on top. I’m having a bit of a play with that. The Empire State and Chrysler buildings, they captured the obvious, the ‘point’. They are glorious buildings and that’s the virtue of being first on the block.

Dimensions: 
400w x 400d x 1200h mm

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