France/Australia born 1950 arrived Australia 1955
Cosmic Resonance 2011
Painted Steel & Aluminium
While Dall’Ava’s smaller-scale sculptures juxtapose geometric forms – mostly cubes, rectangles and cones made of laminated marble – with assorted found objects such as pebbles, larger stones and multi-forked sticks, his full-scale works like this heroic column are reduced to simple, geometrical elements of lustrous colour that are fabricated with a flawless industrial finish.
With its monumental scale and stacked and inverted cones, Cosmic resonance is reminiscent of Constantin Brancusi’s Endless column variously carved in wood or constructed in metal.
While the term ‘cosmic resonance’ occurs in early Chinese philosophy, it is used here as a title in reference to planetary systems and cosmic forces generally. The uppermost element is like a stylized crescent moon – a familiar motif in Dall’Ava’s oeuvre – pierced by an elongated cone suggestive of the colossal energies and electromagnetic resonance of the universe.
With his close associates, Geoffrey Bartlett and Anthony Pryor, Dall’Ava trained initially at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He undertook post-graduate study at Monash University. Subsequently, Dall’Ava’s work has revealed a sympathy with the surrealist imagery of artists including Jean Arp, Yves Tanguy and Giorgio di Chirico.
Haziel and Ma’aseyahu
Dreams of Ordinary People
Shhh...Don’t Tell The World
Sunrise East March
Folded 1: Weightless
Four Lines Up Oblique V
Sky is the Limit
Laban’s Seal III
RK368, RK366, RK659, RK753, RK656
To the Centre
Three Madrigals I-III
Semi-circular Mirror Labyrinth
Portal to Another Time and Place
Watching and Waiting
Night Noise Entity No. 2
Lady with Flowers
Ancient Range Floating
Nautilus – Study with Three Legs
Eagle / Bunjil
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