National Gallery of Australia | Audio Tour | The National Sculpture Prize and Exhibition 2005

Maria Fernanda CARDOSO, Woven water: submarine landscape 2003



I am interested in chaos and complexity theories, where simple units form complex systems and if you follow those systems it somehow connects us to the universe. In Woven water: submarine landscape I want to create the illusion of the ocean and its currents. The piece is commenting on the environmental impact tourism has on animals and our planet. Although the feeling evoked in a viewer ‘immersed’ in the artwork is peace and tranquillity, the frozen and dry nature of these sea creatures hints at their ghostlike and melancholic end. Photography: Ross Rudesch Harley