"...a single figure, often depicted on the verge of some decision, some difficult choice. Frequently these decisions appear pedestrian, offering the sculpted figure deceptively simple options: to enter a doorway, or remain outside; to sit on a chair or remain standing; to wait or leave; to climb a ladder or stay close to the ground. Yet underlying this apparent simplicity is a continual quiet recognition that all action has consequence, whether perceived by the actor or not, and this consequence will have to be reckoned with eventually: you cannot escape your acts anymore than you can escape your shadow, memories or mortality..."
(Helen Hopcroft, 'Peter Tilley and the Garden of Death', Art Monthly Australia, 2012)
|Karen Robinson Smith, Journey’s End, cast aluminium on stainless steel, 2011.|