Leslie John WRIGHT, Then she turns Enlarge 1 /1

Leslie John WRIGHT

Australia 1951 – 2006

– 13 May, 2006

Then she turns 1996 Description: Table
Place made: Avalon, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: furniture, tables, composition board, steel, alpha cellulose, abaca plant fibre

Dimensions: 88.0 h x 174.0 w x 60.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1997
Accession No: NGA 97.1331
Image rights: © Estate of Leslie John Wright

Through his furniture Leslie Wright, celebrates the desiccated beauty of the coastal environment. In this table, he uses the formal language of an earlier period, the sinuous Art Nouveau style of the early 20th century, to suggest cycles of growth and decay and the fragility of life at the continent’s edge.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra