gary deirmendjian selected works

andric 2011



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:::: 2.4m (height) x 400mm x 400mm
:::: found metallic lengths

:::: constructed by stacking


artist statement

scrounging about a council depot one early August morning i came across a heap of standard length metallic elements, that i imagined were of a zinc alloy of sorts having something to do with masonry, given the large stone piles nearby.

on the spur of the moment i began to stack them ... two upon two. it was quite tedious fishing them out of the mud, nooks, crannies and wiping before stacking. after some time i suddenly realised that i was running late for my son's school drop-off and had no hope of finishing it in time. it was perhaps half way up when i left in the hope that it wouldn't be toppled before returning to finish it.

it took several days to find the time to be there again.

to my great surprise not only was the stack intact, but it had grown substantially.

it must be said that this is a secure site and is very rarely visited by Council staff. there are homeless people who exist along with their hoardings on the perimeter of the property. we've spoken on the odd occasion. i asked, but none took credit for the progress, and so my collaborator remained anonymous.

there were perhaps another dozen or so lengths in hard to reach places. having fished them out i completed the stack.

its title, not that my collaborator knows it, is andric, because i was thinking of a friend and fellow artist whose work i was reminded of. his name is George Andric and he is based in Adelaide, South Australia.

end of December, andric still stands ...

... and now end of February 2012, andric has fallen.