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Monumental Sculpture

 


ARTIST STATEMENT

Larger scale works are  3 dimentional  representations of symbols of ancient  Chnese culture. The work is inspired by anceint Chinese  philosophy of the "Tao" - the notion  of  resolution  of conflict and disharmony  through  the balancing   of  opposites.

 

 These works  are also inspired by  the transformative power of the ocean and the surf.

 

 I  create works as a response to  simply   being alive at the turn of a millennium in the calendar  of christian based civilization.  This rare historic milestone, the ancient concept of universalism and the powerful  oceanic surf experience, compel me to  mould and carve sculptures. Through this pursuit, I also seek to explore abstract representation of the idea of  conflict resolution. This is attempted  as a personal response to the current human predicament.

 

The artwork is characterised by abstract representation and   nexus of various “belief system” symbolism.

 

Some of the artwork also provides a unique three dimensional “blank canvas” for multi-disciplinary and intercultural artistic expression.

 



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Websters New World Dictionary -monument (n). 1. Something setup to keep alive the memory of a person or an event......
                                                                             2. A work of enduring significance.

Some of the comments  recieve in respose to exhibition the sculpture publicly  in 1999 are listed below:

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The huge  "Big Prawn at Ballina"  on the North Coast of New South Wales was completed in  1989. Marco  Fabbro s engagments on this project included  artistic adviser and  enviromental education consultant.

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Photography by Melanie Russell, Steve Furzey, Hoagy Van Ewyk and Marco Fabbro