Thing: Beware the Material World

Art Gallery of Western Australia, 2009

In the exhibition, “THING – beware the material world,” presented at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 2009, FWY approached the space with two large inflatable sculptures to add a living energy to the environment. "Rising Spirit" is a large inflatable sculpture that comes out of the ground and stands a full 19 feet high. Depicting the transition of a spirit, whether it is coming from a living thing or an exploding object, the "Rising Spirit" is always present between the cycles of all living and non-living things. The second inflatable sculpture entitled "The Phantom", is a bounding 15 feet in diameter. This inflatable sculpture has the power of being at all places at the same time. He challenges time and space and can never be contained. This exhibition took place in April of 2009.