PROJECT: Point Leo Sculpture Park
ARTIST: Jon Eiseman
ARTWORK TITLE: Watching and Waiting
LOCATION: Mornington Peninsula
CLIENT: Point Leo Estate Winery
Cast in bronze, Jon Eiseman’s sculpture for Point Leo Estate is surrealist in mood and depict a solitary figure in a suit – the ‘common man’ in an attitude of existential contemplation. Inhabiting dreamlike settings, Eiseman’s bald-headed figure is accompanied by a large bird, and appears somewhat cast apart or expectant as they contemplate the horizon of sea and land stretching out before them.
The Point Leo Sculpture Park is an outdoor gallery within 135 hectares of landscaped grounds that offer a gentle promenade as opposed to a strenuous trek around the network of winding paths that lead visitors past some 60 works mostly but not exclusively of large-scale.
Jon Eiseman has been a practicing artist since 1985, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Honours [Fine Arts] from Monash University in 1998 and a Master of Fine Arts from Monash University in 2000. In 2014 Eiseman exhibited in the Lorne Sculpture Biennale and in 2013 he was a finalist in the McClelland Small Sculpture Fair. In 2010 he was part of the McClelland Sculpture Survey Exhibition and was also a finalist in the Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize, the Deakin University Small Sculpture Award and the Alice Art Prize.
Eiseman's sculptures feature in the permanent collections of The Constable & Hershon Vineyard & Sculpture Garden, Hunter Valley, NSW, La Trobe University Collection, Parliament House, Hobart, Tasmania, Geelong Regional Gallery, Burnie Regional Gallery, and Point Leo Sculpture Park in Victoria and in private collections in New Zealand, USA, Asia and Europe. He has completed several public, corporate and private commissions throughout Australia.