Elaine and Jim
The work was made after a six-month stay in India. It was from the vantage point of being in South India that the artist could see the most valuable parts of Australia. With the Lizard grinder he tried to bring together the sense of a harsh landscape through the depiction of the creatures that exist with it: the colours, the angles, and the robustness of the inland lizards.
Karl Lawrence Millard Lizard grinder 2000 brass, bronze, copper, sterling silver, money metal, Peugeot mechanism, stainless steel screws National Gallery of Australia
Since 1992 Gilbert Riedelbach has combined digital technologies with traditional silver smithing techniques, taking advantage of computers at the concept, making and production stage. Designing takes place in the virtual workshop of the computer, while the actual production is handed over to a machine based process, in this case Rapid Prototyping.
Gilbert Riedelbauch Double bowl 2000 nylon, rapid prototyping from a mathematical equation National Gallery of Australia
To create the Hair chairs, Emily O'Brien searched through old furniture catalogues and collected a wide range of images of ordinary and exotic household items. By working with familiar experiences and imagery, the artist creates objects that people can easily connect with.
Emily O'Brien Hair chairs 2004, anodised aluminium, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra