All the objects we have collected have been of a domestic scale
or size so they could be easily incorporated into our home environment.
If we ever end up living in a mansion, the scale of the objects
will no doubt increase!
These small-scale objects are made of materials easily manipulated
by hand or with small tools, and often have a handcrafted quality.
Both Hemi MacGregor and Anthony Behrens are working on or with
wood, and Bronwyn Cornish has constructed her Temple of Hera from
clay. Sandra Schmidt has carefully pieced together her flaming
buildings bead by bead. They are based on large apartment blocks
in the German city of Zwickau, where she grew up.
from Matt Couper’s Hugs and Kisses series
are also shown here. There is a calculated play between the simple
and the complex, like an adult cartoon. From materials such as
cardboard and glue, complex constructions and characters have been
developed. These works came about from Matt feeling he needed a
break from painting, so he started making three-dimensional figures
from his paintings.