LOT #26 : Alejandra Diaz : Migaloo
Alejandra Diaz : Migaloo

Artist

Alejandra Diaz

Title

Migaloo

Proudly Sponsored By

Australian National Maritime Museum

Rhino Sculpture Location

Pyrmont Bridge Darling Harbour (Western side)

Rhino Inspiration

This painted sculpture celebrates the famous white humpback whale Migaloo. Migaloo is an Indigenous Australian word meaning ‘white fella’.  One of only two known all white whales in the world, Migaloo is regularly sighted migrating up the east coast of Australia from Antarctica to the waters of Tropical North Queensland.

The National Maritime Museum is proud to sponsor this exciting program with the idea for our design inspired by two major upcoming exhibitions; Amazing Whales – Evolution & Survival (from 20 March 2014) and Beautiful Whale – Photographs by Bryant Austin (from Fri 11 April 2014).

Artist Statement

Alejandra Diaz expressed: "Inevitably I was born in nature and I have the opportunity to observe every day, it fills my eyes and hands to express the material and to return it". To make these ideas visible she searches for subjects that are rich in detail and scale, yet open in their meaning. Some of her subject matter is about people, their rights, their dreams a process of social utopia and a return to the inner child.

Having engaged in a series of exhibitions and collectives not only in galleries but in the public space Alejandra's work reproduces familiar visual signs of her home-land in Costa Rica and modern global/social issues.

Often these themes are combined into mixed media installations, drawings, digital artworks or objects that visually involve her spectators. Her work allows a type of democratization affording the right to speak aloud.

Sculpture Details

Type : Large (adult)

Measurements : 1340mm (h) x 2250mm (l) x 800mm (w)

Weight : Approximately 60Kg