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Sam Jacobsen

Alstonville High School

Artwork title
Landscape of man
HSC year
2006
ARTEXPRESS year
2007
Expressive form
Sculpture
Artist’s statement

Landscape of man is an exploration of natural and built environments. The artwork was inspired by my aerial perspective of the land during recent flying studies (private pilots licence). I have created three sculptural forms – each can be deconstructed and explored with this process reminiscent of archaeological practices involved in the recovery of the ancient Chinese bronze vessels. My art practice has been influenced by such artists as Yukinori Yangi, Mondrian, Leonardo Da Vinci, ancient Chinese vessels and architectural forms. My selection of materials (bronze, bitumen, patina, architectural plans, copper, perspex, ant farms and computer circuitry) also reflect the time lapse from ancient to contemporary times evident in my work.