gary deirmendjian selected works

julie's sanctuary 2015



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:::: private commission ... an outdoor enclosure, a destination and focal point to an existing Zen garden
:::: media ... Sydney sandstone (quarried from foundation of 200 George St, Sydney); painted treated pine; railway sleepers;
     bricks; water works and crushed granite
:::: 2600 x 3000 x 2600 (height)


artist statement

In search of peace ...



This work serves as a destination and focal point of an existing Zen garden ... where one is lured towards and asked to enter ... to step down onto Terra Australis.

It does in part represent a certain meshing together of two former works, namely brancusi's nest and chasm.


                         brancusi's nest, 2008                                                                                                                      chasm, 2005



I wish to thank Gary and Julie, the patrons, for enabling the work through their generosity and trust. It is preciously rare for an artist to be invited to respond to such broader needs in people's lives.

Its realisation is much indebted to the skill and talents of James Gardner & Mark Spinks, master masons (click), and Hiro Shibuya, master joiner.