Monday, February 22, 2016

2016 Heysen Sculpture Biennial

From February 21 til May 1st. The Cedars Hahndorf

'It all starts with a seed, with it's memory of the past and it's potential for the future'.
 Seeds are the archetypal beginning. Seeds come in a vast array of forms each containing what is needed for the next generation, adapted to place and climate. Life as we know it depends on diversity in all forms to ensure all the elements of life can prosper.

A tray containing a group of archetypal ‘seed’ forms. The forms represent the wide variety of seeds and therefore life.  

 This sculpture is also an exploration of the many techniques that make up contemporary basketmaking using plants mainly from my garden.

Installing the basket of seeds at the Cedars.
Willow tension tray of seeds
130 x 90 x45 cm
Seed with thorns
A 6 god’s eye shape rib basket with knottless netting inserts.
Frame: willow: God’s eyes:2ply chasmanthe iris, weavers: Iris,
Knotlesss netting burrs: copper wire.
40 x40 x 40cm 
Flat seed
Stake and Strand. Stakes:willow Strand/weavers: Abyssinian banana fibre.
20 x 2cm
Seed 1
Modified rib basket
Frame &ribs: willow 
Weavers: iris
62 x 21 x 9 cm
Seed 3
 Modified stake and strand
Stakes: willow & dogwood
Weavers: iris, philodendron leaf bracts
58 x 14 x 27 cm
Seed 5
 modified rib basket
Frame & stakes: willow
Weavers: Tall spike rush.
7 x 44 x 9 cm
Seed 2
 Random weave
Wisteria & palm inflorescences
22 x 22 x 22 cm
Seed 6
 modified rib basket
Frame: dogwood
Stakes: hazel
Weavers: iris, 2ply string, willow bark, iris orientalis, aristra.
30 x 30 x 80 cm
My Sculpture was joint winners of the Hahndorf Academy 2017 Fringe Exhibition Opportunity long with Tim Thomson and David Kerr.

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