Sydney-based artist Gary Deirmendjian created his, at once, humorous and critical sculpture Do Not… for last year’s Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia. An oversized version of the “do not touch” signs Deirmendjian had noticed beside all the sculptures in the previous year’s exhibit, the playful Do Not… most likely brought a smile to viewers’ faces. Here is what the artist has to say on the piece:
Superficially speaking the work takes its form and language directly from the actual warning signage developed and used extensively by Sculpture by the Sea. However to the artist it represents not only a site and event specific proposition, but more significantly a personal protest against what is quite simply a “sign of the times”. How is one able to do anything anymore?
The sculpture is currently being exhibited at Sculpture in the Vineyards in Wollombi, Australia, where Deirmendjian is one of four Australian artists selected to show their work in this year’s exhibit.
via Artereal Gallery