Offers of Marriage


mixed media

dimensions variable

Photography: John Best

Studio Assistant: Stuart Lee

In 2005 I began exploring concepts such as freedom and containment using my archive of deconstructed birdcages. Offers of Marriage is the third iteration in a series of responses to different gallery environments. In this iteration at [MARS] Melbourne Art Rooms, the height of the gallery ceiling inspired exploration of vertical space. A tension develops between the falling cages and the rising cages, especially at the point where they meet, but do not actually touch.