Alex Seton is a Sydney based artist who memorializes everyday objects through sculpture, installation and photography. In the 2014 Adelaide Biennial: Dark Heart, Seton memorializes the 28 empty life jackets that washed ashore the Cocos islands in May of 2013. His monumental piece titled, “Somebody Died Trying To Have A Life Like Mine,” reminds us of the individual stories of those asylum seekers who undertook the fatal trip.
Here’s a look at some of his past works. While the medium of marble has strong roots in classical statuary, Seton’s focus to it brings an everyday quality that pulls into question the reverence of the material and his subject.
See more from Alex at his website.