“A New Face” is a 4m high sculpture that incorporates a collection of molded-plastic chairs grouped together to create a continuous wheel structure that lends an ephemeral quality; in that it gives the feeling of movement and change. I have used an everyday object such as a chair, that some people may consider ugly, temporary and cheap and I’ve recreated this into a piece of art that is considered elegant, and something to be admired. It resonates like the story of the “Ugly Duckling”, waiting for change and just wanting to show its real form.
I have been involved in Strand Ephemera (outdoor public art exhibition, Townsville) for several years,which I have grown and learnt from with every sculpture exhibited. I’m so excited and proud to have been selected to participate in SWELL Sculpture Festival on the Gold Coast for 2017.
SWELL Sculpture Festival held annually on Currumbin Beach in early September. Now in its fifteenth year, the ten-day festival brings over 50 works by nationally and internationally renowned artists to a free public exhibition on the beautiful beaches of Australia’s Gold Coast. The event delights 275,000 visitors annually and also inspires with master classes, art activities
This is the first time I’ve ventured outside of my home town to exhibit sculpture and I can’t wait to be part of the SWELL family.
All donations will be used to cover the freight costs for the sculpture and myself to travel from Townsville to Currumbin and back.