Bradley Mendels, Patterns, 2022. Acrylic on Wood. 60cm x 60cm.  Image courtesy: the artist.

Artist Statement

Patterns is an exploration into the natural world through our lens, the window. The plywood is from Bunnings and it has been laser cut on the UNSW campus.  This artwork challenges ideas of the natural and the unnatural, displaying the chaos of the natural world only through our human lens and in a very structured way. Whereas, the only true, complete picture of our world is visible through the opened window, beyond this work.


Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW School of Art & Design stands on an important place of learning and exchange first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land that our students and staff share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples across Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded.