The Student


This work shows reference to the slow dynamic change experienced when learning. I am the student in every piece I make. Each time is different as we evovle from the last time. Each time feels awkward until it's not, and so is my indicator for true progress.
Dimensions: 55cm H x 30cm W x 30 cm L
Medium: Steel
Location: indoor
A picture of Gabe Parker, one of the entrants in the Brisbane Sculpture Festival 2023
Gabe Parker
Brisbane based Sculptor, Gabe Parker, works primarily in steel. His work draws a connection between the rawness and physicality of the medium and the natural world. He is particularly interested in making work that is abstracted and draws attention to naturally random movements and sounds to give an unfiltered sense of life's power. The result is work that only references itself as a unique creation using conventional materials in an unconventional way and in doing so implores the viewer to openly interpret the shapes for themselves, as opposed to being told what it is. Creative decisions made during construction are drawn from a deep sense of place and reference to the natural environment of Moreton Bay where he resides on Turrbal land.