Peter Kozak - Major Prize Winner - Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing 2012


Artist: Peter Kozak

Title of the work: Absorb

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date of completion: 1/11/2011

Height (cm): 84

Width (cm): 59.5

Not for sale: Acquired

Artist Statement:

This work is part of a series of drawings focusing on the effects of long-term illness on the body.

I chose to approach the subject of illness through a series of pencil drawings, drawn from fragments of woollen garments in a state of stress and decay. For me, these fragments of wool are an effective metaphor for the body, with their damage representing the body’s susceptibility to violent change.