Dean Chatwin is a sculptor living in Hobart. He is currently undertaking a PhD at the Tasmanian School of Art. Much of his sculpture is concerned with how society interacts with the natural environment and the consequences of this.
Stick Out is a site-specific installation constructed within the space that separates the lodges from the surrounding environment. The installation involves ‘rebuilding’ trees that have been removed to accommodate the lodges by making use of small casuarina stumps sited around their perimeter.
These stumps interest me because they are the result of an exchange between the built and natural environments but occur beyond the confines of the buildings. As such Stick Out investigates how the effects of development extend beyond the development itself.
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