The weight of shape is a delicate balance of ideas borrowing from science, architecture and mythology. The sculpture challenges the audience to navigate the interior of the mind, and physically negotiate and rearrange the distinct departments of thinking.

The carefully suspended objects created from a range of materials – acrylic, fibreglass, copper, ceramic, bronze, brass, stainless steel and rope – are representations of fragments from the productive zone of consciousness.

Dwyer’s practice over the last three decades has been notorious for challenging the limits of sculptural practice, incorporating installation, performance, video and photography.  Seen as all-inclusive sculpture, Dwyer’s work requires the audience to participate and find their own meaning within the magic, memory, history and sexuality she evokes.

The Weight of Shape was funded by the Melbourne Art Foundation in 2014 and gifted to the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Mikala Dwyer, The Weight of Shape, 2014 (acrylic, fibreglass, copper, ceramic, bronze, brass, stainless steel, steel and rope, dimensions variable) Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Naarm/Melbourne