Victoria Park Art Awards 2014


David Brophy and Alessandro Bianchetti, one and three, 2014, digital photograph on ‎Hahnemühle rag paper mounted on aluminium, 55.5 x 99 x 2.5cm


Drawing from personal experience one and three explores the tiered states of consciousness in the mind of the surfer. Self-confessed ‘frothers’ Brophy and Bianchetti’s collaboration is the embodiment of the slogan “only a surfer knows the feeling”. 

The subject imagery for this work was shot during a massive winter swell on the south coast of Western Australia. one and three is a pseudo scientific attempt to translate the direct experience of being amongst such raw ocean power, and its ability to draw oneself into a state of unmediated awareness, akin to meditative practice.