Australia born 1952
Nautilus – Study With Three Legs 2011
Melbourne-based Geoffrey Bartlett’s numerous public commissions are notable for an aesthetic that combines a mechanical or architectural character with naturalistic allusion.
For example, the topmost element of this work recalls the spiral-shape of a nautilus shell, while the tall supporting tripod makes no attempt to conceal its strengthening ribs or its fastenings and footings, thus ensuring that the actual process of fabrication and assembly is expressed in the final form.
Bartlett notes that ‘as an artist, we all draw from nature, (but) it would be folly…to attempt to add to its beauty or mimic its perfection. We at best can only attempt to interpret what we see.
The Nautilus shell is an iconic natural form and seems almost a metaphor for the purity of nature. I have referred to (the) Nautilus shell many times as a central theme in my (sculpture) …movement and latent energy have also remained central themes in my work.
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
Learn more about Pt. Leo Estate.
We are a multi-award winning vineyard.