Artist: Louise Purvis
Year: SOTG 2009
Materials: Galvanised Steel Wire, Pinecones
Landforms, processes and man-made or natural events that alter, mark and define the earth's surface have informed much of Purvis' recent work. 'Dispensary' was derived from a river system but has been extracted from the ground and now occupies the same space as its viewers. It interacts with the site by mimicking a natural form even as it remains a mechanical and obvious impostor. A cage offers protection to its contents - or is it the converse: does it protect viewers from what is within?