Helen Walsh

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Helen Walsh

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EXHIBITED WORK
Mother and Infant
Jarrah burl
28 x 13 and  8.2 x 5cm
$550 pair

ARTIST STATEMENT
The design intent for this piece arose from the intent to have two bowls, one made from the timber saved from inside the larger bowl.  Genesis of the title for this piece: The smaller bowl was turned from timber sliced from the centre of the larger bowl; because of this, the timber is the same.  The design of the larger bowl, the holding method and placement of attachments that allowed the design of the larger bowl, restricted the maximum size possible of the bowl made from the internal timber; just as the anatomical design of mother and child are interrelated; intertwined.  The larger bowl shows the influence of its growth and the life around it in the remains of bark, the roughness of the exterior growth and also in the variety of colours in the outer timber that remind of the colour differences in adult animals and birds that are not present or evident in the infants of the species.  Then there is the most obvious allusion; the size difference.  All these things suggest a name that is obvious, self-evident,  even indisputable.

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