An image of Untitled

Madonna Staunton

(Australia 1938 – )

Untitled

Location
Not on display
Further information

Madonna Staunton’s aim in this collage was simply to invite contemplation. Staunton likes to ‘bring to life’ disparate elements of what she terms ‘inert matter’, opening up new possibilities for them.

The work can be interpreted as a visual poem, embodying the notion that enlightenment may be found in the commonplace. This idea, coupled with her careful selection and placement of elements, reflects Staunton’s longstanding interest in Oriental philosophy, particularly Zen Buddhism, whose teachings emphasise the importance of capturing the essence of the aesthetic object by the simplest of means.

Year
1985
Media
Collage
Medium
collage of book remnants on paper on cardboard
Dimensions
76.0 x 51.0 cm card; 80.0 x 54.0 x 8.8 cm frame
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. cardboard, pencil "Madonna Staunton '85".

Credit
Purchased 1986
Accession number
158.1986.4
Copyright
© Madonna Staunton