Suzie Bleach + Andy Townsend
Steel, rubber, cable ties, pvc, electrical cable
Photo taken by the artists
Suzie Bleach and Andrew Townsend collaborate to make sculptures and installations featuring familiar animal subjects to explore themes of human history, migration and the relationship between humans and the natural world. They incorporate salvaged objects and materials within constructions of welded and forged steel and have been frequent exhibitors at Sculpture by the Sea Bondi, Cottesloe and Aarhus. They were awarded People's Choice at Bondi in 2011 and Cottesloe 2016.
"CAMOUFLAGE" is a work that explores the ideas of disguise, concealment, veneer and artifice. It is the figure of a horse, life size, poised as if for a portrait. The horse, wears a mask...of a bull.
In the context of Contour 556 and its site our sculpture could be seen to refer to the contrivance of the relentlessly sprawling urban construct of Canberra. "Camouflage" could also reference the pretensions, fragile veneers of believability and shielded realities of Canberra's political melodramas.