thesisposted on 2021-06-03, 01:42 authored by MICHAEL CHARLES FREDERICK BULLOCK
Market Values asks how encounters with the materials found in an open air market based in the Western suburbs of Melbourne can instigate an artistic practice based in sculpture. In this age, where the exchange of goods is characterised by global logistics and virtual commerce, the second-hand market presents a simple display of trade. From this market place, I observe, select and curate my lexicon of material: These things fluctuate between first values as symbolic form to their ultimate material decay. In the workshop, I partner these handled objects with the crafts of sculpture and ideas of the handmade.