G. Fairley

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This article was originally published as Fairley, G, Horny Sticks and Whispering Lines [Ian Gentle's Sculptures], World Sculpture News, 15(2), Spring 2009, 32-35. Copyright World Sculpture News 2009.


Ian Gentle’s sculptures have been described as drawings “growing off the wall.” Constructed from sticks collected from the bush, Gentle’s ability to distil form into a potent balance of wit, poetry, and abstraction is one that flutters at the edges of Eastern calligraphy and Australian bush mythology.

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