Build Up, Break Down
‘Build Up, Break Down’ is the work of 3 local glass artists, all of whom graduated from the ANU within the last 7 years. Sui Jackson, Debra Jurss and Christine Atkins all look to nature for inspiration for their work and are interested in communicating to people through their artworks. Jackson wishes to provide a vehicle for discussion about mass production and its impact of the natural world. Jurss wants to express the joyous wonder that can be evoked by natural environments. Atkins wants to guide the viewer into contemplation of phenomena found in nature and the moments of transcendence one can feel when viewing them. The combination of artworks by these artists promises to provide a dialogue of comments about water, land and plants that will delight all nature lovers who see them. This exhibition wishes to reinvigorate the viewer’s connection with nature and open their minds to new ways of thinking about and appreciating the natural world.