gary deirmendjian selected works

push 2005



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:::: 2.9m (height) x 1.5m x 2.7m
:::: sandstone (Yellow Block, Pyrmont), steel reinforced concrete under-structure
:::: 6 tonnes (entire structure - single piece)
:::: finalist, Sculpture by the Sea, 2005
:::: enabled by Stone Mason & Artist (SMA), Leichhardt, NSW
:::: acquired by the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) to commemorate the Patricks Dispute
:::: approval granted by the NSW Premier's Office; to be installed along The Hungry Mile, Barangaroo, Sydney


artist statement

Two obliquely aligned monoliths lean heavily and appear to be upheld by an absent square structural beam, that penetrates both stones horizontally.

The stones are planed flat on their outer side. The inward facing sides however demonstrates the infinite complexity of the stone’s true nature. Here the smooth monotone side may evoke notions of the rational, while the craggy and tonally variant may suggest its opposite, the subjective.

The work may suggest the pressing down of the subjective by rational forces that are upheld by a value beam that is pure, immaterial and beyond measure.