Stephen Turpie

'Rabbit Column', 2006

Foam, bamboo, rock salt

"Rabbit Column an exploration of headspace: how we make sense of the world and our experience. Like a snapshot of life in the petri dish, figures squirm, float, and interact in ambiguous processes. Layering methods are used to suggest not only the passage of time, but also the illusory space where the temporal world holds both the macro and the microcosms.

Implicit in the imagery are concepts of duality and binary relationships. Motifs appear in pairs, some like sentinels stand alone, others curl and entwine in their attempts to connect. Branching webs suggest neural networks, road maps, energy grids: all metaphors of connectedness, communication and life processes."

- Stephen Turpie