Olina Murphy

John Curtin College of the Arts

Year 11

Sandstone composite

26 x 13 x 9 cm

Transcendence is an interpretation of the human form expressing the abundance and tranquillity felt when in a deep sedative state. The smooth, somewhat plump, surface of the sandstone composite conveys the happiness gained when we disconnect from the chaotic stimulation of the outer world and reconnect with our own being. I added length to the spiralling arms to extend the idea of going beyond your own body and our attachment to identity, as well as a hole in the heart to symbolise one’s heart literally opening up to the present moment.

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