I have been selected to exhibit at Sculpture at Scenic World in the heart of the Blue Mountains in NSW. The exhibition transforms the natural Jurassic rainforest with world-class sculptures from 43 highly accomplished local, interstate and international artists. https://www.sculptureatscenicworld.com.au
My sculpture ‘Meteor Morphosis’ is interactive sculpture inspired by a meteor falling from space and landing in an ancient Jurassic Rainforest. On Closer inspection strange ant like creatures spill out of the meteor and slowly metamorphosis themselves into the landscape. Watch carefully as they slowly change colour in the sunlight.
The idea for Meteor Morphosis came from my oldest son, who at 5 years old had a love of rocks, space & reptiles. Convinced his best friend’s dad was a spaceman, he suggested making a Meteor with special superpowers! He liked the idea that strange ant like creatures would crawl out from underneath, ‘we have a lot of strange ants in this country!’
The surface of the meteor is created using a special blend of chameleon paint, prisms in the pigment of the paint reflect light in different ways, giving the illusion its metamorphosing as it changes colour from blue to purple to green. The other special feature of this sculpture is the surface treatment. It’s made from approximately 3000 steel bottle tops, to create a unique tessellated pattern seen in lizards, snakes and chameleons.
Also, during the exhibition I will be exhibiting another work called ‘The Ants Have Landed’ at the ‘Sculpture Otherwise Exhibition’ at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.
Held over 30 days from April 13 – May 13, the exhibition offers exciting opportunities for art lovers, children and families to engage with art in a spectacular setting.
I have been awarded a Creative Development Grant from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to attend the exhibition, present my work, share its story to a significant audience of over 108, 000 and experience the high curatorial approach to coordinating Australia’s only outdoor rainforest exhibition.
So, I will be flying out next week… to meet up with my sculpture at the top of the Blue Mountains in NSW… Its going to be epic!
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