gary deirmendjian selected works

brancusi's nest 2008



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:::: finalist, UWS Acquisitive Sculpture Award & Exhibition, Macarthur Campus
:::: treated timber, acrylic primer and paint; steel support structure
:::: 2.84m (height) x 1.32m x 1.32m
:::: enabled by AW Swadling Timber & Hardware, Rozelle


artist statement

132 constant length timber segments are arranged as though scaffolding around a single module from Constantin Brancusi’s “Endless Column” motif.

The work stems from an ongoing interest in modular arrangements that produce visual striations due to the complex of structural members interacting with each other and their respective shadows. The work changes constantly in response to available light and the perspective of the viewer – their distance and movement.

In a more private way it represents a flight from the nest of an influential figure in the artist’s early development. It is at once a homage and a farewell.


Endless Column - Constantin Brancusi, 1938,Târgu Jiu, Romania