Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lucas Parklands Sculpture Exhibition

I've been invited to partake in a group sculpture exhibition in June (details TBA) at the Lucas Parklands in Montville by Arts Connect Inc for the Maleny Garden Club open garden - Art & Garden Festival "Gardening on the Edge 2010"
A group of us got together to get some inspiration... and headed on down to the Lucas Parklands property. While on our walk we came across a running creek found through their beautiful rainforest walk track. Just divine!
Above and looking over the creek is a fantastic open deck, just begging for an artwork, kinda like a blank canvas waiting to be painted...
Painting the picture; an ambience so peaceful and serene, sounds of running water, wip-bird calls from beyond. Delightful aroma from the rainforest floor and the crisp clean air refreshes you from within....
Most definitely a place for contemplation, deserving of a meditative piece!
Being all inspired having contemplative mind, I set off to explore my 'oneness' within my discarded rusty pile to create a piece that would sit well in the surrounds and ambience of the deck.

The thing I love most about collecting and working with rusted discarded objects is that a once loved piece of machinery, garden tool, nut'n'bolt, car part etc... destined to be buried in landfill somewhere and lost forever now has a chance to be loved and appreciated again by being transformed into an artwork. Random parts come together so beautifully, if I allow myself to be open to chance, the form takes on it own indentity and as they are been placed in this case the random pieces mimick one another.

Balance with harmony, a piece that resonates with my Zen mind.

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