19 October - 6 November 2016
Opening Wednesday 19 October, 6.30-8pm
The representation of tribalism, the essence of belonging and therefore being bound to a society; and the use of metaphor
and transformative representations of mundane objects in an ongoing conversation are key influences driving Milos’ mixed
media and sculptural practice. The works are directed at a consideration of the culture of “me” and its corrosive effects on
social bindings, enterprise and psychology.
This focus has its origin in many years of living in the Melanesian culture of Papua New Guinea where symbolism in life and
art is a driving social factor. Immersion in such diversity and disparity in cultural terrains has provided the foundation to a
conversation about the constructed nature of cultural norms and perceptions. This early influence is seen in Milos’ use of
masks and profiles,two powerful totemic symbols. Milos draws on this concept as a theoretical foundation in the transformation
of everyday materials into totemic symbols of relationship, identity and bonding.
Milos’ interest in the symbols of story telling is reinforced through a strong association with the geospatial information and map
making. Maps, much like sculptures, are landscapes, storytelling terrains created by the use of symbols these symbols allow
us to tell stories about spaces we inhabit andjourneys we undertake. In essence his works are stories that invites reflection on
overt and hidden bonds that are cultural relationships.
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