“Art should be viewed as a natural part of life's experience”

1999 to present

This section is of works using the relationship between the circle/sphere.
This includes the Centerfold work at North Cottesloe, and the further development of this concept, Around. These works, as well as Within, were featured in ‘Sculpture by the Sea’ Cottesloe. The Turn works are a separate idea based on long term interest in urban symbolism. Solo and its developments demonstrate how a simple idea can evolve a sophistication of perceptual experience.
This section also has the Treescape exhibition in Northcliffe where Mark used natural timber in connection with steel geometry. There are also examples of drawings from urban and remote landscapes in this section.
Marks latest sculptures are a series based on a simple curved rectangle attached to a cube as can be seen in the sculpture Reach.

Stack

MATERIALS
wood aluminium
YEAR
1968
WIDTH
2400
HEIGHT
1200
DEPTH
1200
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

Placed

MATERIALS
wood aluminium
YEAR
2010
WIDTH
1500
HEIGHT
1000
DEPTH
1000
australian top sculptors
australian sculptors
  • australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Armed

MATERIALS
wood aluminium
YEAR
2010
WIDTH
1400
HEIGHT
1400
DEPTH
1400
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Intersection

MATERIALS
wood aluminium
YEAR
2010
WIDTH
1400
HEIGHT
1400
DEPTH
1400
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

Cube

MATERIALS
wood aluminium
YEAR
2010
WIDTH
830
HEIGHT
800
DEPTH
800
australian top sculptors
australian sculptors
  • australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Within marquette

MATERIALS
concrete/shellac
YEAR
2005
WIDTH
400
HEIGHT
400
DEPTH
400
australian sculptors
sculpture australia
australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian top sculptors

Turn

MATERIALS
aluminium terrazzo
YEAR
2005
WIDTH
730
HEIGHT
740
DEPTH
120
australian sculptors
australian sculptors
sculpture australia
  • australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia

Decide

MATERIALS
aluminium terrazzo
YEAR
2005
WIDTH
1960
HEIGHT
320
DEPTH
600
australian top sculptors
australian sculptors
australian sculptors
  • australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Front

MATERIALS
aluminium
YEAR
2005
WIDTH
650
HEIGHT
330
DEPTH
240
sculpture australia
australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian sculptors

Fossil

MATERIALS
steel concrete
YEAR
2003
WIDTH
1150
HEIGHT
700
DEPTH
700
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Center

MATERIALS
aluminium cement
YEAR
1999
WIDTH
550
HEIGHT
400
DEPTH
150
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Slide

MATERIALS
aluminium cement
YEAR
1999
WIDTH
900
HEIGHT
300
DEPTH
100
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Within

MATERIALS
aluminium with epoxy pindan render
YEAR
2005
WIDTH
2100
HEIGHT
2100
DEPTH
2100
australian top sculptors
sculpture australia
  • australian top sculptors
  • sculpture australia

Surround

MATERIALS
aluminium epoxy terrazzo
YEAR
2005
WIDTH
2100
HEIGHT
2100
DEPTH
2100
sculpture australia
australian sculptors
australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Centerfold

MATERIALS
aluminium epoxy pigment
YEAR
2001
WIDTH
2000
HEIGHT
2000
DEPTH
400
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Fetch

MATERIALS
aluminium terrazzo
YEAR
2001
WIDTH
600
HEIGHT
400
DEPTH
150
australian sculptors
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

1999 to 2016

The Germ series started when Mark moved back to Western Australia, living in White Gum Valley, a suburb of Fremantle.
It started with an exploration of structure and form at all scales. The work was initially shown in ‘Symbiotic – A Residence’ with the assistance of an Australia Council grant, involvement with The Gravitational Center at Gin Gin, as well as the UWA Department of Gravitational Physics.
Using imagery from scientific research Mark integrated his studies in form and structure into a cubic and spheric merging which resulted in the Germ structure. It is a cube which contains within it, 12 spheres. At the center of a linear description of the structure is a curved diamond.
The idea behind this series is an artistic connection between the inorganic and the organic in the processes that create life. There are very many potential forms that can be realised from the structure. The form of Germ is a result of one of such modules. This modular view of nature is further developed in current and later work.

Germ Slice Module

MATERIALS
aluminium concrete
YEAR
2016
WIDTH
1000
HEIGHT
1000
DEPTH
1000
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Inoculum

MATERIALS
aluminium terrazzo
YEAR
2003
WIDTH
920
HEIGHT
920
DEPTH
920
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Sliced

MATERIALS
aluminium terrazzo
YEAR
2002
WIDTH
400
HEIGHT
400
DEPTH
400
australian top sculptors
sculpture australia
  • australian top sculptors
  • sculpture australia

Germ Module

MATERIALS
aluminium epoxy pigmented shellac
YEAR
2001
WIDTH
110
HEIGHT
320
DEPTH
320
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Meiosis

MATERIALS
aluminium epoxy pigmented shellac
YEAR
2001
WIDTH
320
HEIGHT
320
DEPTH
220
australian sculptors
sculpture australia
  • australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia

Mitosis

MATERIALS
aluminium concrete pigment
YEAR
2000
WIDTH
320
HEIGHT
320
DEPTH
320
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Untitled Germ 2

MATERIALS
aluminium terrazzo
YEAR
2000
WIDTH
1900
HEIGHT
1900
DEPTH
1900
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

Untitled Germ 1

MATERIALS
aluminium terrazzo
YEAR
2000
WIDTH
1000
HEIGHT
1000
DEPTH
1000
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Germ Type 2

MATERIALS
aluminium terrazzo
YEAR
2000
WIDTH
320
HEIGHT
320
DEPTH
320
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

Germ Type1

MATERIALS
aluminium pigmented cement
YEAR
2000
WIDTH
320
HEIGHT
320
DEPTH
320
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Zygote

MATERIALS
Aluminium/Concrete
YEAR
2000
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Sphere Exhibition – Beaver Gallery ACT

YEAR
2002
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

Germ Exhibition The Works Fremantle

YEAR
2001
australian sculptors
sculpture australia
  • australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia

Black Whole Structure

MATERIALS
painted steel
YEAR
1999
WIDTH
780
HEIGHT
780
DEPTH
780
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Germination

MATERIALS
aluminium terrazzo
YEAR
2003
WIDTH
1000
HEIGHT
1000
DEPTH
1000
sculpture australia
australian top sculptors
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia
  • australian top sculptors
  • sculpture australia

Solo

MATERIALS
aluminium painted
YEAR
2001
WIDTH
1300
HEIGHT
1350
DEPTH
300
australian top sculptors
australian sculptors
  • australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Black Whole

MATERIALS
painted steel
YEAR
1999
WIDTH
1900
HEIGHT
1900
DEPTH
1900
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

1983 to 1997

In this period, Mark was living in Canberra, ACT and Murrumbateman, NSW with his wife and two young sons.
This period has many series of experimental outdoor sculptural formats and materials. The first is the rolled steel curvilinear form. Following is a large number of studies in ceramic and cardboard as well as the series of flat figurative works. This period also included a major series of largely plaster and steel complex organic forms. These sculptures were in the Form Nature and Emotion solo exhibition in Canberra ACT.
Common among these series was an experimentation with structure and materiality. The move towards simplified geometry and a fusion of organic and inorganic structure and form is evident.

Fossil

MATERIALS
steel concrete
YEAR
1996
WIDTH
1150
HEIGHT
700
DEPTH
700
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Strapped For Cash

MATERIALS
steel/aluminium/cement
YEAR
1996
WIDTH
200
HEIGHT
5200
DEPTH
250
australian sculptors
australian sculptors
sculpture australia
  • australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia

In The Way 2

MATERIALS
steel/cement
YEAR
1968
WIDTH
1200
HEIGHT
3500
DEPTH
1200
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

In The Way

MATERIALS
steel/cement
YEAR
1996
WIDTH
1200
HEIGHT
3500
DEPTH
1200
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Sliced Landscape

MATERIALS
steel terrazzo
YEAR
1996
WIDTH
3800
HEIGHT
1000
DEPTH
1000
sculpture australia
australian top sculptors
australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Over The Hill

MATERIALS
steel mixed media
YEAR
1994
WIDTH
750
HEIGHT
2000
DEPTH
1700
australian top sculptors
sculpture australia
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian top sculptors

Tread softly

MATERIALS
steel tube mixed media
YEAR
1993
WIDTH
1700
HEIGHT
2000
DEPTH
900
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Treads softly

MATERIALS
steel tube and mixed media
YEAR
1993
WIDTH
1700
HEIGHT
2000
DEPTH
900
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

Which Way 2

MATERIALS
steel galv sheet wood
YEAR
1993
WIDTH
1800
HEIGHT
1860
DEPTH
1400
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Which Way

MATERIALS
steel galv sheet wood
YEAR
1993
WIDTH
1800
HEIGHT
860
DEPTH
1400
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

Maybe 2

MATERIALS
steel galv sheet cement
YEAR
1993
WIDTH
1600
HEIGHT
1300
DEPTH
900
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Maybe

MATERIALS
steel galv sheet cement
YEAR
1993
WIDTH
1600
HEIGHT
1300
DEPTH
900
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Self Portrait

MATERIALS
Ferro Cement
YEAR
1993
WIDTH
1900
HEIGHT
1500
DEPTH
1000
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Self Portrait

MATERIALS
Ferro Cement
YEAR
1993
WIDTH
1900
HEIGHT
1500
DEPTH
1000
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

Sydney

MATERIALS
pencil on paper
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
600
HEIGHT
850
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Sydney on Top

MATERIALS
pencil on paper
YEAR
1968
WIDTH
850
HEIGHT
600
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Full Figure

MATERIALS
rendered lightweight concrete
YEAR
1968
WIDTH
400
HEIGHT
150
DEPTH
150
australian sculptors
sculpture australia
  • australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia

Add Up

MATERIALS
Rendered lightweight concrete
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
1900
HEIGHT
900
DEPTH
300
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Resist

MATERIALS
ferro cement
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
2200
HEIGHT
1900
DEPTH
600
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

Arch 188

MATERIALS
aluminium cement (restored 2003)
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
2300
HEIGHT
1800
DEPTH
350
australian top sculptors
australian sculptors
  • australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Whitsunday II

MATERIALS
pastel on paper
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
1200
HEIGHT
900
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Whitsunday I

MATERIALS
pastel on paper
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
1200
HEIGHT
900
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Polyp

MATERIALS
steel plaster paint
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
400
HEIGHT
350
DEPTH
300
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Rons Chair

MATERIALS
steel cement
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
2200
HEIGHT
1400
DEPTH
700
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

Divided

MATERIALS
steel cement
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
1670
HEIGHT
1800
DEPTH
1800
australian sculptors
sculpture australia
australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian top sculptors

Talk

MATERIALS
steel plaster paint
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
900
HEIGHT
1300
DEPTH
500
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Shroud

MATERIALS
steel plaster paint
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
1600
HEIGHT
1300
DEPTH
1000
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

Spout

MATERIALS
steel cement
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
1600
HEIGHT
1800
DEPTH
1100
australian top sculptors
australian sculptors
  • australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors

The Separatist

MATERIALS
steel plaster paint
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
1900
HEIGHT
1500
DEPTH
1500
australian sculptors
sculpture australia
  • australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia

Arps Harp

MATERIALS
steel plaster paint
YEAR
1968
WIDTH
1650
HEIGHT
1700
DEPTH
900
australian top sculptors
australian sculptors
  • australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Argo

MATERIALS
steel plaster paint
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
1700
HEIGHT
1800
DEPTH
550
sculpture australia
australian top sculptors
australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Argo, The Separatist

YEAR
1987
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

Pointed

MATERIALS
aluminium/cement
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
450
HEIGHT
350
DEPTH
150
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Flat Figure 6

MATERIALS
steel cement
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
2100
HEIGHT
700
DEPTH
50
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Flat Figure 5

MATERIALS
steel cement
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
2100
HEIGHT
500
DEPTH
50
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Play

MATERIALS
steel/cement render
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
1900
HEIGHT
500
DEPTH
30
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Flat Figure 4

MATERIALS
aluminium/terrazzo
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
700
HEIGHT
300
DEPTH
25
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Flat Figure 3

MATERIALS
aluminium/terrazzo
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
700
HEIGHT
400
DEPTH
25
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

Flat figure

MATERIALS
aluminium/terrazzo
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
2700
HEIGHT
300
DEPTH
25
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Figured 1

MATERIALS
mdf/paint
YEAR
1987
WIDTH
300
HEIGHT
200
DEPTH
4 elements
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Crock

MATERIALS
ceramic painted
YEAR
1985
WIDTH
340
HEIGHT
300
DEPTH
250
sculpture australia
australian top sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian top sculptors

Engage

MATERIALS
ceramic
YEAR
1985
WIDTH
170
HEIGHT
150
DEPTH
139
australian sculptors
sculpture australia
  • australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia

Challis

MATERIALS
ceramic
YEAR
1985
WIDTH
130
HEIGHT
100
DEPTH
100
sculpture australia
australian top sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian top sculptors

Ground

MATERIALS
ceramic
YEAR
1985
WIDTH
300
HEIGHT
110
DEPTH
120
australian top sculptors
australian sculptors
  • australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Yabbi

MATERIALS
painted ceramic recon 2015
YEAR
1985
WIDTH
250
HEIGHT
320
DEPTH
270
sculpture australia
australian top sculptors
australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Cline

MATERIALS
painted ceramic
YEAR
1985
WIDTH
200
HEIGHT
210
DEPTH
220
sculpture australia
australian top sculptors
australian sculptors
sculpture australia
australian top sculptors
australian sculptors
australian sculptors
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia
  • australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia

Cove

MATERIALS
painted ceramic restored 2015
YEAR
1985
WIDTH
170
HEIGHT
200
DEPTH
420
sculpture australia
australian sculptors
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia
  • australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia

Stacked

MATERIALS
ceramic
YEAR
1985
WIDTH
170
HEIGHT
120
DEPTH
130
australian sculptors
sculpture australia
  • australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia

Intersection

MATERIALS
painted ceramic restored 2015
YEAR
1985
WIDTH
330
HEIGHT
250
DEPTH
250
sculpture australia
australian top sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian top sculptors

Roll

MATERIALS
painted ceramic
YEAR
1985
WIDTH
330
HEIGHT
250
DEPTH
250
australian sculptors
australian sculptors
sculpture australia
australian top sculptors
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors

There

MATERIALS
painted ceramic restored 2015
YEAR
1985
WIDTH
220
HEIGHT
300
DEPTH
200
australian sculptors
sculpture australia
australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian top sculptors

Untitled 15

MATERIALS
cardboard/cloth/plaster
YEAR
1985
WIDTH
1300
HEIGHT
600
DEPTH
500
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Untitled 14

MATERIALS
cardboard/cloth/plaster
YEAR
1985
WIDTH
400
HEIGHT
1600
DEPTH
600
australian sculptors
australian top sculptors
sculpture australia
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors
  • australian top sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian sculptors

Untitled 13

MATERIALS
cardboard/cloth/plaster
YEAR
1985
WIDTH
400
HEIGHT
800
DEPTH
400
australian sculptors
australian top sculptors
australian sculptors
sculpture australia
  • australian sculptors
  • australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia

Untitled 12

MATERIALS
cardboard/cloth/plaster
YEAR
1985
WIDTH
300
HEIGHT
340
DEPTH
260
sculpture australia
australian top sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian top sculptors

Untitled 11

MATERIALS
cardboard/cloth/plaster
YEAR
1985
WIDTH
400
HEIGHT
400
DEPTH
200
australian sculptors
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Untitled 10

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1983
WIDTH
1200
HEIGHT
1600
DEPTH
1400
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

Untitled 9

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1983
WIDTH
1600
HEIGHT
1500
DEPTH
1100
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Rise

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1983
WIDTH
700
HEIGHT
1500
DEPTH
800
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

Cantaloup

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1983
WIDTH
2500
HEIGHT
2000
DEPTH
2000
australian sculptors
australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Comeback

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1983
WIDTH
540
HEIGHT
1600
DEPTH
500
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Layby

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1983
WIDTH
500
HEIGHT
2100
DEPTH
1500
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Hoop

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1983
WIDTH
555
HEIGHT
2000
DEPTH
1900
australian sculptors
australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Overreach

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1983
WIDTH
2500
HEIGHT
2400
DEPTH
2000
sculpture australia
australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian sculptors

Scrape

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1983
WIDTH
500
HEIGHT
1900
DEPTH
550
sculpture australia
australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian sculptors

Hollow

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1983
WIDTH
1600
HEIGHT
500
DEPTH
450
sculpture australia
australian top sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian top sculptors

Untitled 8

MATERIALS
Steel
YEAR
1983
WIDTH
2100
HEIGHT
550
DEPTH
500
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Arps Harp

MATERIALS
steel/plaster/paint
YEAR
1968
WIDTH
1650
HEIGHT
1700
DEPTH
900
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

Insite

MATERIALS
aluminium/cement
YEAR
1984
WIDTH
450
HEIGHT
200
DEPTH
300
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Flat figure

MATERIALS
aluminium/terrazzo
YEAR
1968
WIDTH
2700
HEIGHT
300
DEPTH
25
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Untitled 16

MATERIALS
cardboard/cloth/plaster
YEAR
1968
WIDTH
1000
HEIGHT
400
DEPTH
350
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Sentinel

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1983
WIDTH
2000
HEIGHT
600
DEPTH
500
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

1981 to 1983

This section is dedicated to an exhibition at the Undercroft Gallery at UWA Perth in 1981.
It was a development of a new way of opening up and exploring the internal cube and exploring a center focused crystalline like structure. This and the subsequent Germ Series are scale-able structures that project a reflection on a large scale the essential geometry of the core.
A crystal forms on the atoms structural forces. These are fundamental structures in nature and are a central theme in Marks work.

Right

MATERIALS
painted steel
YEAR
1981
WIDTH
400
HEIGHT
400
DEPTH
400
australian sculptors
sculpture australia
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australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

Left

MATERIALS
painted steel
YEAR
1981
WIDTH
400
HEIGHT
400
DEPTH
400
australian top sculptors
sculpture australia
australian top sculptors
australian sculptors
  • australian top sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Towered

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1981
WIDTH
2200
HEIGHT
1100
DEPTH
1000
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Shroud

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1981
WIDTH
1700
HEIGHT
400
DEPTH
600
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Spiral

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1981
WIDTH
1100
HEIGHT
1300
DEPTH
400
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

Fan

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1981
WIDTH
2000
HEIGHT
1000
DEPTH
3000
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

Painting 1

MATERIALS
acrylic
YEAR
1981
WIDTH
900
HEIGHT
1000
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

DOTC Sketch

MATERIALS
acrylic
YEAR
1981
WIDTH
200
HEIGHT
600
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

DOTC Painting 5

MATERIALS
acrylic
YEAR
1981
WIDTH
1140
HEIGHT
1140
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

DOTC Painting 4

MATERIALS
arylic
YEAR
1981
WIDTH
1140
HEIGHT
1140
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

DOTC Painting 3

MATERIALS
acrylic
YEAR
1981
WIDTH
11401140
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

DOTC Painting 2

MATERIALS
acrylic
YEAR
1981
WIDTH
1140
HEIGHT
1140
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

DOTC Painting

MATERIALS
acrylic
YEAR
1981
WIDTH
1140
HEIGHT
1140
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

DOTC Solid

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1981
WIDTH
1000
HEIGHT
2000
DEPTH
2000
australian sculptors
australian top sculptors
sculpture australia
australian top sculptors
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors
  • australian top sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors

DOTC Fan

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1981
WIDTH
1900
HEIGHT
2600
DEPTH
600
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

DOTC Extend

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1981
WIDTH
1000
HEIGHT
1000
DEPTH
1000
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

DOTC Marquette

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1981
WIDTH
1600
HEIGHT
1600
DEPTH
1600
australian top sculptors
  • australian top sculptors

DOTC Frame

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1981
WIDTH
2100
HEIGHT
2100
DEPTH
2100
sculpture australia
australian sculptors
  • sculpture australia
  • australian sculptors

DOTC Sketch

MATERIALS
pencil on paper
YEAR
1981
WIDTH
600
HEIGHT
900
australian sculptors
  • australian sculptors

GGS, HGS & Rie Heymands at the DOTC exhibition

YEAR
1968
sculpture australia
  • sculpture australia

Figure

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1981
WIDTH
1900
HEIGHT
600
DEPTH
600
australian sculptors
australian top sculptors
sculpture australia
  • australian sculptors
  • australian top sculptors
  • sculpture australia

Dissection of the Cube extension

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1968
WIDTH
1050
HEIGHT
1050
DEPTH
1050
australian top sculptors
australian sculptors
  • australian top sculptors
  • australian sculptors

1973 to 1979

Returning from London, Mark continued exploring the Australian landscape. Through this period, he began a life long process of exploring sculptural formats and materials. All of his work is based on looking at nature, especially in the vast scales of existence, and believes that there is no possibility of a disconnect between all aspects of nature.

Mark lived in Darlington during this period but a lot of time and energy went into starting and running the experimental art gallery Praxis Inc in Perth and Fremantle. He started to explore complex curvilinear planular structures and cubic geometry.

All of these works are studies exploring spatial relationships.

Screw

MATERIALS
painted steel
YEAR
1978
WIDTH
280
HEIGHT
280
DEPTH
600
DSC_0894-944x1410 (1)
australian sculptors
  • DSC_0894-944x1410 (1)
  • australian sculptors

Compress

MATERIALS
steel plaster paint
YEAR
1978
WIDTH
600
HEIGHT
400
DEPTH
1200
img333-944x613
  • img333-944x613

Unfold

MATERIALS
steel plaster paint
YEAR
1978
WIDTH
400
HEIGHT
1000
DEPTH
320
img335-944x642
  • img335-944x642

Presence

MATERIALS
steel lightweight concrete
YEAR
1978
WIDTH
1400
HEIGHT
1500
DEPTH
1550
img282-944x649-min
img288-944x625-min
  • img282-944x649-min
  • img288-944x625-min

Figured

MATERIALS
resin
YEAR
1978
WIDTH
400
HEIGHT
300
DEPTH
250
img287
  • img287

Spill

MATERIALS
steel plaster
YEAR
1978
WIDTH
800
HEIGHT
1300
DEPTH
500
img273-944x1455-min
  • img273-944x1455-min

Circulate

MATERIALS
steel plaster paint
YEAR
1978
WIDTH
450
HEIGHT
1400
DEPTH
1300
img337-944x637-min
  • img337-944x637-min

Flown

MATERIALS
steel plaster paint
YEAR
1978
WIDTH
650
HEIGHT
350
DEPTH
370
img328-944x1454
  • img328-944x1454

Lift

MATERIALS
steel plaster paint
YEAR
1978
WIDTH
500
HEIGHT
400
DEPTH
350
img338-944x1373
img332-944x1528
  • img338-944x1373
  • img332-944x1528

Flap

MATERIALS
steel resin
YEAR
1978
WIDTH
400
HEIGHT
800
DEPTH
250
img274-944x652-min
  • img274-944x652-min

Silhouettes 1+2

MATERIALS
steel coloured resin
YEAR
1978
WIDTH
1700
HEIGHT
700
DEPTH
700
img284-944x579-min
  • img284-944x579-min

Twisted

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1978
WIDTH
600
HEIGHT
700
DEPTH
500
img342-944x594-min
  • img342-944x594-min

Intersect

MATERIALS
steel plaster paint
YEAR
1978
WIDTH
700
HEIGHT
800
DEPTH
700
img344-944x617-min
  • img344-944x617-min

Untitled 5/6/7

MATERIALS
steel plaster paint
YEAR
1978
WIDTH
300
HEIGHT
300
DEPTH
400
img272-944x634-min
  • img272-944x634-min

Scribe

MATERIALS
painted steel
YEAR
1978
WIDTH
600
HEIGHT
500
DEPTH
1120
DSC_0690-944x1410-min
DSC_0687-944x1410-min
DSC_0686-944x632-min
  • DSC_0690-944x1410-min
  • DSC_0687-944x1410-min
  • DSC_0686-944x632-min

Flow

MATERIALS
steel plaster paint
YEAR
1977
WIDTH
450
HEIGHT
350
DEPTH
900
DSC_0708
DSC_0712
DSC_0710
  • DSC_0708
  • DSC_0712
  • DSC_0710

Close

MATERIALS
bronze
YEAR
1973
WIDTH
380
HEIGHT
370
DEPTH
150
DSC_0804
DSC_0801
  • DSC_0804
  • DSC_0801

Intersections II

MATERIALS
acrylic on canvas
YEAR
1973
WIDTH
1200
HEIGHT
900
DSC_0905
  • DSC_0905

Intersections

MATERIALS
acrylic on masonite
YEAR
1973
WIDTH
1200
HEIGHT
600
DEPTH
1
DSC_0899
  • DSC_0899

Interactions

MATERIALS
acrylic on masonite
YEAR
1973
WIDTH
1200
HEIGHT
900
DEPTH
1
DSC_0904
  • DSC_0904

Who

MATERIALS
acrylic on canvas
YEAR
1973
WIDTH
1200
HEIGHT
900
DEPTH
5
DSC_0902
  • DSC_0902

Map

MATERIALS
printed collage
YEAR
1973
WIDTH
1100
HEIGHT
110
DEPTH
5
img350
  • img350

untitled 4

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1973
WIDTH
800
HEIGHT
1000
DEPTH
400
img353
  • img353

untitled 3

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1973
WIDTH
1800
HEIGHT
1800
DEPTH
600
img351
  • img351

untitled 2

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1973
WIDTH
750
HEIGHT
600
DEPTH
60
img346
  • img346

untitled 1

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1973
WIDTH
1000
HEIGHT
1400
DEPTH
70
img361
  • img361

Framed

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1974
WIDTH
1100
HEIGHT
1200
DEPTH
60
img347
  • img347

Refrane

MATERIALS
steel painted
YEAR
1973
WIDTH
1000
HEIGHT
1000
DEPTH
200
DSC_0885
DSC_0879
DSC_0877
DSC_0874
  • DSC_0885
  • DSC_0879
  • DSC_0877
  • DSC_0874

Cornered

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1973
WIDTH
500
HEIGHT
500
DEPTH
500
DSC_0792
DSC_0795
  • DSC_0792
  • DSC_0795

Laboured

MATERIALS
steel plaster
YEAR
1973
WIDTH
680
HEIGHT
590
DEPTH
460
DSC_0779
  • DSC_0779

Relief

MATERIALS
resin cast
YEAR
1973
WIDTH
30
HEIGHT
50
DEPTH
80
img358
  • img358

Space [reconstructed 1999]

MATERIALS
cardboard tape
YEAR
1973
WIDTH
1600
HEIGHT
1600
DEPTH
1600
img375
  • img375

Cubed

MATERIALS
Wood plaster
YEAR
1973
WIDTH
400
HEIGHT
400
img360
  • img360

Light

MATERIALS
Masonite, paint, steel
YEAR
1975
WIDTH
1200mm
HEIGHT
1200mm
DEPTH
1200mm
img365
  • img365

Space

MATERIALS
(Reconstructed 1999) Cardboard, tape
YEAR
1975
WIDTH
1600mm
HEIGHT
1600mm
DEPTH
1600mm
img375
  • img375

Insert I II

MATERIALS
Mixed media
YEAR
1968
WIDTH
2000mm
HEIGHT
500mm
DEPTH
500mm
img367
  • img367

Material Column

MATERIALS
Mixed media
YEAR
1975
WIDTH
2000mm
HEIGHT
500mm
DEPTH
500mm
img379
  • img379

Cubed

MATERIALS
Wood, plaster
YEAR
1975
WIDTH
400mm
HEIGHT
400mm
DEPTH
400mm
img360
  • img360

Built

MATERIALS
Plaster
YEAR
1974
WIDTH
1600mm
HEIGHT
600mm
DEPTH
600mm
img377
  • img377

Squeeze

MATERIALS
Wood, plaster
YEAR
1973
WIDTH
1100mm
HEIGHT
1700mm
DEPTH
50mm
img369
  • img369

Box Landscape

MATERIALS
Steel, wood
YEAR
1972
WIDTH
1400mm
HEIGHT
500mm
DEPTH
500mm
img381
  • img381

North West Relief

MATERIALS
Polyester resin
YEAR
1973
WIDTH
350mm
HEIGHT
250mm
DEPTH
50mm
img153
  • img153

1966 to 1972

After studying Anthropology for 2 years, Mark decided to be an artist.
His main influences were his father and mother, their art practices, their explorations of the world and their environmental lifestyle. He played in the untouched Darling range, looked through Art International (magazine) and read books on Modern Art.
He studied Foundation Year at WAIT in WA and a Diploma of Art at Chelsea School of Art London.
Beautiful, distilled nature (especially the Pilbara) were his inspiration and various post-1900 modern sculptures were his models.

Reflection

MATERIALS
mirror wood
YEAR
1971
WIDTH
300
HEIGHT
400
DEPTH
200
img394
  • img394

Arch

MATERIALS
plaster
YEAR
1971
WIDTH
1400
HEIGHT
2000
DEPTH
300
img399
  • img399

Landscape3

MATERIALS
wood cement
YEAR
1968
WIDTH
500
HEIGHT
400
DEPTH
250
img384
  • img384

Column

MATERIALS
wood cement steel plaster
YEAR
1971
WIDTH
2200
HEIGHT
300
DEPTH
300
img395
  • img395

Landscape2

MATERIALS
sand cement plaster
YEAR
1971
WIDTH
1400
HEIGHT
1800
DEPTH
1700
img385
  • img385

Landscape

MATERIALS
steel plaster
YEAR
1971
WIDTH
1500
HEIGHT
2500
DEPTH
1400
img393
  • img393

Trap

MATERIALS
steel fabric styrene
YEAR
1968
WIDTH
1500
HEIGHT
1400
DEPTH
1300
img397
  • img397

Natural

MATERIALS
wood and resin
YEAR
1968
WIDTH
2000
HEIGHT
1200
DEPTH
1200
img395
  • img395

Spheres

MATERIALS
mixed media
YEAR
1971
WIDTH
400
HEIGHT
300
DEPTH
350
img383
  • img383

Dragon

MATERIALS
polystyrene
YEAR
1968
WIDTH
1300
HEIGHT
1300
DEPTH
30
img410
  • img410

Ariel

MATERIALS
steel
YEAR
1968
WIDTH
2000
HEIGHT
50
DEPTH
50
img411
  • img411

Carving

MATERIALS
limestone
YEAR
1968
WIDTH
50
HEIGHT
50
DEPTH
30
img403
  • img403

Models

MATERIALS
Ceramic
YEAR
1968
WIDTH
150
HEIGHT
100
DEPTH
140
img404
img406
img417
  • img404
  • img406
  • img417

Mobile

MATERIALS
Steel
YEAR
1968
WIDTH
1000
HEIGHT
800
DEPTH
800
img408
  • img408

Royal Clock Visit

MATERIALS
Copper
YEAR
1968
WIDTH
400mm
HEIGHT
200mm
DEPTH
80mm

Three Brothers

MATERIALS
Rusted steel
YEAR
1966
WIDTH
250mm
HEIGHT
80mm
DEPTH
6mm