Culture Fragment

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Artist

David Jensz

Medium

100mm copper elbows and pipe, filled with cement grout

District

Woden

Commissioned

2012

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In 2006 David Jensz completed Fractal Weave, which is located in front of the Canberra Theatre in Civic Square. Fractal Weave was his first large scale woven copper public artwork for Canberra. Culture Fragment continues this theme and reflects David’s longstanding artistic interest in cosmology and the interrelatedness of all things. By weaving the elements of his work together, David explores individual threads that collectively produce a “social fabric”. As a community we are all connected, our sense of separateness is only a question of degree.

David has said, “as much as Civic is inseparable from Woden Town Centre, Culture Fragment is inseparable from Fractal Weave.” The two works represent communities and, for this reason, have been located in important town centres.

David Jensz lives at Murrumbateman, NSW. He teaches at the ANU School of Art and he has been making sculpture and exhibiting since 1980. David’s work is held in the National Gallery of Australia, Artbank, the Australian National University and the Canberra Museum and Gallery as well as in public and private collections in Australia and overseas. David has completed two previous ACT public art commissions in Canberra: Fractal Weave 2006, Civic Square and Life Cycle 2010, located in Petrie Plaza on the Bunda Street verge.

David Jensz
Culture Fragment
100mm copper elbows and pipe, filled with cement grout. 
Woden Town Centre