George Alamidis is a contemporary artist whose work bridges painting, mixed media, digital technologies and installation.
He has participated in a number of solo and curated contemporary exhibitions in Australia and overseas. His recent body of work is a response to the impact of human (over) population on other species.
This series of digital drawings of empty nests is part of a larger project. This project includes paintings, sculptures, prints, stencils and other works.
plural of spec·i·men (Noun)
1. An individual animal, plant, piece of a mineral, etc., used as an example of its species or type for scientific study or display.
2. An example of something such as a product or piece of work, regarded as typical of its class or group.
The magnified image of a found nest attempts to bring the viewer closer to the complexity of its architecture, in order to appreciate the energy invested in the creation of a home.
The drawing process allows me to examine closely the selection of materials, construction methods and visual arrangements. The end result of that process is a record of a fragile object.
A display of the final image offers an opportunity to reflect on ideas of what a home is and how it shapes our lives.