My practice involves the creation of works that 'become' due to the merging of separate, though related, ideas. Our everyday language assists them in their development: a saying, pun or wordplay. This approach applies to Water Wings, where hundreds of butterflies settle together to form a watering can. The butterflies are a stylised version of the Birdwing butterfly, a threatened species found in northern NSW and QLD. Like this fragile creature, our water resources are at risk.
Courtesy of Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art
50 x 78 x 22 cm
Judges of the 2009 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Geoffrey Cassidy (Director of Artbank), Neil Balnaves (Founder of The Balnaves Foundation) and Diane Balnaves (Trustee of The Balnaves Foundation).
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