A Temporary Victory MFA Ceramics 2014 Installation

Hawk, Hawthorn, Kangaroo, North Melbourne Kangaroo, MFA, Indiana University, Indiana, Tailgate, Swan, Sydney Swan, AFL, Australian Rules, Australian Rules Football

A Temporary Victory (MFA Installation 2014)

Presently, my sculptures use human-sized ceramic animal heads combined with found objects to examine cultural identity rituals and symbols. I am inspired by the social aspects of sport – specifically observation of others tailgating in Bloomington and the experience I’ve lived as an off-again, on-again sports fan in Melbourne, Australia. The active social rituals of sport are what draw me to it, beyond a basic admiration and identification with the sports team. I interpret a devotional experience of human bonding in repetitive community rituals like barbecuing, drinking, attending games, singing team songs and discussing tactics post-match.

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