Compact Worlds. Literally. By Artist Kendal Murray.

Kendal Murray's Compact Worlds

Australian artist Kendal Murray works in miniature to create playful little narratives imbued with social, symbolic and personal meaning. Setting the stage for these tiny mixed media scenarios are grass-covered coin purses, glass teapots and the ones that intrigue me the most – metal mirrored compacts.

Compact Worlds by Kendal Murray

The compacts take Murray’s worlds into another dimension. The sculpture can be viewed in its reality or in the small reflection of the compact which adds another viewpoint to the narrative- literally.

Disguise, Surprise, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 8 x 9 x 9 cm, $1,400

Seeker, Sleeper, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 9 x 8.5 x 10.5 cm, $1,400

Yonder, Wonder, Ponder, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 9.5 x 9 x 9.5 cm, $1,400

Humming, Forthcoming, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 8 x 8 x 9 cm, $1,400

Yield, Concealed, Afield, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 8 x 7.5 x 8.5 cm, $1,400

Sibling Quibbling, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 7.5 x 7 x 8.5 cm, $1,400

Soul Mate, Best Mate, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 9 x 8 x 10 cm, $1,400

Seek Peak, So To Speak, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 8.5 x 8 x 8.5 cm, $1,400

Face Off, Show Off, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 9 x 9 x 9.5 cm, $1,400

Late, Equate Irate, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 9 x 8.6 x 10 cm $1,400

Come Around, Lost Or Found, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 8 x 8 x 8.5 cm, $1,400

Declare, Scare, Swear, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 8 x 7.5 x 9 cm, $1,400

Conflate, Restate, Real Estate , 2014
mixed media assemblage, 8.5 x 11 x 9 cm, $1,400

Bye-Bye, Reply, Awry, 2012
mixed media assemblage in metal compact, 6 x 5.5 x 6.5 cm, $1,400

Esteem, Dream, 2012
mixed media assemblage in metal compact, 8.5 x 8.2 x 9 cm, $1,400

Forsake, Double Take, 2012
mixed media assemblage in metal compact, 8.5 x 7.5 x 10 cm, $1,400

Seaside Stride, Pride Confide, 2012
mixed media assemblage in metal compact, 8 x 7.5 x 8.5 cm, $1,400

at top: Gaze, Appraise, Display, 2014, mixed media assemblage, 9.5 x 9 x 10 cm, $1,400

Kendal Murray

To inquire about the above works please contact The Arthouse Gallery

all images courtesy of the Arthouse Gallery

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