<div style="float: right;"><a href="/wild-rhinos/webform/taronga-wild-rhinos-auction">[nodepicker==image==11277==content-image==image-inline==no-lightbox====no-caption] </a></div><h2>Artist</h2><p style="font-weight: normal;">Gary Deirmendjian (represented by Artereal Gallery)</p><p style="font-weight: normal;">Gary was generously assisted by <a href="http://www.talon.com.au" target="_blank">Talon Technology Pty Ltd</a>.</p><h2>Title</h2><p>Closer to Home…</p><h2>Proudly Sponsored By</h2><p style="font-weight: normal;"><a href="http://www.au.brookfield.com" target="_blank">Brookfield</a></p><h2>Rhino Sculpture Location</h2><p style="font-weight: normal;">World Square</p><h2>Rhino Inspiration</h2><p style="font-weight: normal;">This rhino form, appearing as though a giant digestive sac, holds bare the actualities of our ways ... made STUFF. It is of course only a tiny sample of the unprejudiced worthlessness of cost and consequence that pile up daily as mountains in the wake of our ushered consumer ways. Exponential growth in human population and demand appears to correlate neatly with evident pressures causing environmental and ecological concern. The non-organic rubbish was collected from both Taronga Zoo and the home of the artist, suggesting that such concerns are not abstract and removed from the incremental consequences of our daily lives.</p><h2>Artist statement</h2><p>Gary Deirmendjian (born 1967), Leninakan Armenia USSR (now Gyumri Armenia) is a Sydney based artist whose practice encompasses sculpture photography, video installation and site-specific intervention. He teaches Sculpture at National Art School, Sydney. He has exhibited widely and has receiving numerous new work invitations and commissions.<br><br>He trained as an Aeronautical Engineer graduating with Honours from the University of New South Wales in 1991, became significantly active in Defence R&amp;D and then Industrial Design, before commencing full-time artistic practice and obtaining a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from National Art School in 2006. His works are extensively documented at www.garo.com.au</p><h2><strong>Sculpture Details</strong></h2><p><strong>Type :&nbsp;</strong>Large (adult)</p><p><strong>Measurements</strong> : 1340mm (h) x 2250mm (l) x 800mm (w)</p><p><strong>Weight </strong>: Approximately 60Kg</p>