From Nature 2018
The Project Reclaim: Organic Sculpture series is made from remnant fabrics and organic materials to create unique sculptural pieces to inspire a subtle environmental message about reuse and nurture.
The cocoons with surrounding lanterns were inspired by John Keats letter to Fanny Brawne, July 3, 1819
I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’ed but three summer days-
Three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain
This piece was installed at Gasworks as part of 'From Nature' and then remained installed from November 2018- October 2019.
Gasworks Art Park Victoria
From Nature 2016
Gasworks Arts Park
"I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’ed but three summer days-
Three such days with you I could fill with more delight
than fifty common years could ever contain".
Continuing The Project Reclaim: Organic Sculpture series
These pieces are made from branches, repurposed fabric, solar cells, LED lights and wire.
From Nature 2015
Organic Sculpture Exhibition
Gasworks Arts Park Victoria
From Nature asks artists to respond the provocation: what would happen next if the energy and vitality of the park grew in self expression so that new forms became apparent, DNA began to change and evolve and surprising structures of transient beauty were made manifest?
Emerging from the ground, tree trunks, branches and walls, living sculptures will offer a window into the imagination. The materials used will be organic, such as leaves, twigs, twine, branches, moss, fruit, flowers, bamboo, cane, timber and stone.
Two sets of pieces were created :
These artworks predominately use the intrinsic properties of the Albert Park Lake Palms to create varied sculptural forms.
‘Fill the Void’ extenuates the inherent adaptive and flexible nature of trees, while the tipi shaped ‘Nests’ provide a safe home for discarded seedpods.
Combining rarely used materials of remnant fabric with natural fallen tree branches and empty seedpods that would otherwise be discarded, the pieces provide a more subtle environmental message about reuse and nurture.