Original Art Gallery


William Versace


Plaster terrazzo, natural pigment from Kamay, sand, steel, waxed blackwood base
48cm H x 23cm W x 23cm D, 5kg

For Erode, William Versace wanted to see if he could let the ‘place’ carve its own sculptures for his exhibition, Direction Back Home. He started with ‘blanks’ – a cylindrical terrazzo forms – and took them out to various water streams all around Kamay and let the pieces erode over the course of 12 months. Checking on the sculptures almost daily, his only intervention in the entire process was moving the sculptures ever so slightly as Kamay had its way with the piece. Erode is the only surviving piece after the devastating studio fire that destroyed the other pieces in January 2023.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands – Kamay, more specifically, Bunnabi, the north headland of Botany Bay, on Gadigal land. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and we celebrate the diversity of Aboriginal peoples and their ongoing cultures and connections to the lands and waters of NSW.

Signed on base

SKU: WVE38 Category:
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