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Geo Face Distributor, 2009

James Angus

enamel paint on cast aluminium

Australian artist James Angus has long been interested in how the visual forms of physics, biology and mathematics inform our perceptions of time, space, scale, mass and movement. In viewing this sculpture we become aware of our innate capacity to recognise and respond to the faces of others, and of our tendency to see figurative shapes in the abstract forms of nature.

The sculpture was commissioned for this site in celebration of the launch of the National Portrait Gallery in December 2008.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds donated by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2009

Accession number: 2009.99

Currently on display: the forecourt

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Artist and subject

James Angus (age 39 in 2009)

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