All the stories (from the Crate series)

Jeremy LEPISTO: artist

Not On Display

About the work

This work is a meditation on dislocation. Lepisto moved to Australia from America in 2009, and the works he made soon after this are a very personal exploration of the emotional impact of leaving familiar surroundings for a new environment. The stack of crates in All the stories, embodies the experience of packing up a home or a life. Inherent in that process are decisions about what is to be kept – and what let go. The simple construction of the crates belies the complexity of what might be contained within them. Lepisto’s use of architectural imagery refers to the lost American urban landscape that he felt defined him, but more generally he looks to the role of our everyday surroundings in shaping our understanding of self.
All the stories (from the Crate series)
Artist/Maker and role
Jeremy LEPISTO: artist
kiln-formed, cold worked and assembled glass
38.1 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm overall
Production place
Queanbeyan, New South Wales
Credit line
Purchased through The Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, 2011
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number

This is one of the glass in our collection.