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Title

Mosquito

2004


Artist

James Angus

Australia, United States of America

1970 -


About

James Angus is one of Australia’s most accomplished contemporary artists, highly regarded for his imaginative sculptures that blur the distinction between fiction and reality. Angus is skilled and knowledgeable in traditional and contemporary sculpting techniques, from modelling with clay to using computer programs to design and execute sculptures that appear to be physically implausible. This work is based upon a 1930s mosquito model Angus saw in the collection of the Natural History Museum, New York. With the assistance of a computer program, Angus has abstracted the insect, remodelling it with geometric appendages and a chequered, two-toned veneer epidermis.


Details


Date

2004


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

polyurethane and wood veneer


Edition

3 + AP 1


Dimensions

mosquito: 45.0 x 79.5 x 105.0 cm plinth: 9.5 x 86.4 x 120.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Eleonora and Michael Triguboff 2019. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

126.2019.a-m


Artist information

James Angus

Works in the collection

5


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Rachel Kent, James Angus, 2006, 50-51 (colour illus.), 74, 78.