Doorway to award for international artist
The JELD-WEN sponsored Upside Down Again sculpture by Norwegian artist Hilde A. Danielsen, has won the 2014 University of Western Sydney's UrbanGrowth People Choice Awards, valued at $5,000.
Hilde's work continues to captivate a worldwide audience, with the remarkable sculpture made entirely of door frames which is currently featured at the 2014 UWS Sculpture Award and Exhibition held at the Campbelltown campus.
The installation takes the simple doorframe and flips 60 versions of it 180 degrees over seven metres by adjusting the angle of each frame. It creates a long tunnel-like construction that conveys the mystery, excitement and perspective one confronts as they enter each new door in life.
"Upside Down is a reflection of our life as humans and how we all go through many doors in our life, the results of which are sometimes up and sometimes down," Hilde says.
JELD-WEN has supported the tour of the installation production from its beginnings with the timber originally gathered and shipped from JELD-WEN's terminal in Logstor, Denmark.
The generosity of Quest apartments must also be mentioned as they provided Hilde with over a week's accommodation enabling the installation of her sculpture and the opportunity to meet and talk to local high school students visiting the 2014 UWS Sculpture Awards.
The outdoor sculpture display featuring the major works of 20 finalists have been specifically designed to suit the picturesque parkland of rolling hills, lakes, woodlands and large vistas of open space amongst the UWS Campbelltown Campus.
7 June 2014
Photos: Sally Tsoutas
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