/ / Artist Bios 2020

My work is a commentary on my experience of watching the world trying to make sense of its paradoxes and ironies. It attempts to expose the distance between what we see and know, and the tenuous connections and links that help construct our personal realities and identities. In an age where the bulimic consumption of experience and knowledge saturates our very being my work seeks to remind us all of the fundamentals and fragilities of what makes us human.

2020 SWELL ARTWORK – Monument to the Road Builders, Karl de Waal

When politicians speak of solving our country’s unemployment they always speak of building roads.
The silver bullet.
Not everyone wants to build roads.
Painted in the colours of heavy road making machinery this sculpture pays homage to the road builders.

SWELL Kids Artist Statement – – Monument to the Road Builders, Karl de Waal

This sculpture is painted in the colours of the big machinery you see when you drive past places where roads are being built. The sculpture is my way of saying thanks to all the people who are responsible for creating them. I don’t want to build them, but I love driving on them.

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 11-20 September.