Sojourn - Karl Meyer - Stainless steel, brass 

Karl Meyer


Stainless steel, brass

130 x 120 x 300 cm


Image courtesy of the Artist

About the Work

The work seeks to explore how vessels are an archetype of human aspiration and imply a desire to journey. Within the visual language of the beached vessel, the form expresses the potential to travel, appearing to be in a duality of being partly finished or in the process of decayed.  The open and transparent form seeks to interplay with The Strand and immediate coastal environment, using the light and shadow during the day, and internally illuminated at night.

About the Artist

Karl Meyer is a South Australian based artist/designer with a track-record in creating and developing artworks and sculptures over the past decade. A fascination with the “evolution of ideas, and how they influence people and the physical environment,” led Meyer to study Industrial Design in the early 1990’s.

He has blended his art practice with his proficiency as an industrial designer since 1993 and has a reputation for bringing originality and fascination to his approaches, always encouraging engagement, interaction, and a sense of curiosity to the work.  He has completed major art commissions in South Australia, Australian Capital Territory and Queensland. Meyer uses the physical form of sculpture as a medium to engage people within the environment, stirring the imagination, and giving them pause to reflect on their surroundings. He is recognised for creating works that are whimsical and thought provoking, bringing originality, and inviting enquiry.