2020 SWELL ARTWORK – Turning In, Aaron Chapman
As we spend one third of our lives asleep, the bed most likely becomes the piece of furniture we use most. The bed is a space within the home that has a profound effect on the space inside us; a potent site of dreaming where desires and fears are heightened. ‘Turning In’, alters the bed’s objective function by suspending a mattress to convey the intimate tension we experience in this psychological space and to play on the bed’s qualities of protection, reflection, confidentiality and comfort.
SWELL Kids Artist Statement – Turning In, Aaron Chapman
When I think of home, I feel safe and where I feel safest is in my bed. The bed is where I dream about the past, the present and the future, which is both exciting and terrifying at the same time. This sculpture is about the power of dreaming.
Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 11-20 September.