The Neighbourhood

Sculpture & Objects


Ceramic and mixed media, 30cm x 30cm x 12cm (each)
In the Australian psyche, the magpie is emblematic of wily tenacity. It colonises our landscape to our very door, affording a window onto this fascinating bird society. How naturally we anthropomorphise the behaviour of various characters within the family and the individual and group dynamics! I have attempted to portray some typical attitudes from The Neighbourhood.

by Patrice Cooke