Alex Seton is a major Australian sculptor who lives and works in Sydney. He frequently uses his preferred material, marble, to represent everyday objects, such as T-shirts, inflatable toys, or pillows. This re-creation of ordinary things in marble disrupts the original object’s purpose and textures. Ultimately, Seton’s sculptures are intended to make us think about the things, people, and moments in time that societies choose to consecrate.
We honour the men and women of the Australian Defence Force, and in particular those who have given their lives in the war in Afghanistan.