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  • The Withdrawing Room (2008) | Jane Prophet
    Bill Jackson The Withdrawing Room 2008 works were made to mark the Tercentenary of the birth of Samuel Johnson and in response to the house where he compiled one of the first English Dictionaries Samuel Johnson 1709 1784 was hard on books capable of tearing the heart out of them and leaving them as if discarded on table or floor as soon as they had served his immediate purpose But these specimens with their pages precisely laser cut are clearly not the result of careless treatment Prophet is interested in the way familiar objects can be adopted as symbols for example the use of the oak tree as shorthand for Englishness With these works she has transformed standard dictionaries by designing computer fonts to facilitate the laser cutting of shapes of words and objects that evoke ideas of Johnson s life and work Collectively the books symbolize his achievements as the leading literary figure of his time and the incisive intelligence he brought to his undertakings as a poet biographer lexicographer essayist editor and reviewer A commemorative Jasperware medallion of Johnson was issued by Wedgwood in 1784 and is thought to have been modeled by the celebrated sculptor John Flaxman

    Original URL path: http://www.janeprophet.com/?p=88 (2016-04-26)
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  • (Trans)Plant (2008) | Jane Prophet
    edges and on waste ground In the past children used its hollow furrowed stems as peashooters Increasing the scale of this everyday plant gives it an unexpected emphasis and it becomes surprisingly grandiose The jointed sculpture is made from milled aluminium blocks and tubes Activated repeatedly throughout the day the plant s branching structures rise up from a collapsed state snapping into a recognisable organic structure Trans Plant performs by

    Original URL path: http://www.janeprophet.com/?p=86 (2016-04-26)
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  • Counterbalance (2007) | Jane Prophet
    a small town in regional Victoria Australia The house and its grounds reflect the hardship and rural struggle that is the companion of climate change globalisation and drought The Swiss House is located on the floodplains of Avoca Over the last 100 years the house and grounds have been flooded on a number of occasions Using photographs from the Avoca Historical Society and anecdotes from local residents and previous occupants

    Original URL path: http://www.janeprophet.com/?p=83 (2016-04-26)
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  • Souvenir of England (2007) | Jane Prophet
    a memento to the English Orchard which is fast becoming an endangered species The heritage apple tree inside died in a commercial orchard its contorted shape a result of pruning It was then dried cut up preserved with a coat of epoxy and flocked in black velvet The piece was re assembled in an orchard at Hanbury Hall and exhibited throughout the summer Since they were first made in 1898

    Original URL path: http://www.janeprophet.com/?p=81 (2016-04-26)
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  • Timeslice | Jane Prophet
    s Statement Modelling Psychosis Academic papers that relate to the artworks Contact News Links Subscribe List Grid Jane Prophet Next Previous Timeslice by Jane Prophet September 27 2014 Uncategorized Proudly

    Original URL path: http://www.janeprophet.com/?p=79 (2016-04-26)
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  • Model Landscape (2005) | Jane Prophet
    screen and live video camera feed 24 x 16 x 12 Edition of 5 Model Landscapes 2005 engages with our desire for the perfect landscape and our willingness to mold or model these through large and small scale interventions Prophet has created miniature landscapes viewed on small monitors drawing the viewer in and demanding close inspection These small object based vignettes each comprise a shelf work made using mixed media

    Original URL path: http://www.janeprophet.com/?p=77 (2016-04-26)
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  • Silver Heart (2004) | Jane Prophet
    of the social technological and psychological aspects of transplant surgery This part of the project started with Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI scans of the heart typically used by the surgeon to aid diagnosis and the planning of surgery The raw MRI data was translated into a digital three dimensional model From this real objects were produced using rapid prototyping technology which is not normally used to reverse engineer existing objects

    Original URL path: http://www.janeprophet.com/?p=75 (2016-04-26)
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  • Swab Drawings (2003) | Jane Prophet
    Jane Prophet Next Previous Swab Drawings 2003 by Jane Prophet September 27 2014 Uncategorized The Swab Drawing videos 2003 document surgeon Francis Wells as he draws using a swab of patient s blood during open heart surgery The drawings recall diagrammatically mitral valve repair procedures One appears fresco like projected directly onto the flaking wall in The Belfry an art space in a functioning church designed by Sir John Soane

    Original URL path: http://www.janeprophet.com/?p=73 (2016-04-26)
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