Joel Adler is an emerging artist focussing on sight-specific and dynamic large scale works. After graduating Industrial Design at UNSW (Hons I) in 2017, Adler was commissioned to design his first outdoor sculpture for Mount Sinai College in 2018. He was awarded the Watermark Prize in 2015 for his work in speculative design and multiple awards at Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2019 for his work Viewfinder. He currently works as an industrial designer in Sydney.
2020 SWELL ARTWORK – Viewfinder, Joel Adler
‘Viewfinder’ is a periscopic monument consisting of a bilateral glass mirror, 5 tonnes of steel/concrete and us. The work functions as an interface, connecting participants with the unseen. Perched atop an ocean cliff, we see into the work a view of the crashing waves below. On a ledge, we see before us the vertigo-inducing vastness of looking down. An experiment in perspective and reflection, the work urges us to reconsider and appreciate our surroundings.
Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 11-20 September.