After weeks of thought, drawings and research on Australian Postal Services ideas sprung to mind for the final sculpture for Sculpture on the Greens. I wanted something that would combine my penchant for the written word, printmaking and sculpture.
As you can see there is a lot to see on this work. So stop a while when you visit Kooindah Waters Sculpture on the Greens and walk around this work and read what it has to say. Where will it be go over the bridge and follow thee path around to a cleared area and there on the left hand side it will be two metres high for all to share and see. Sculpture on the Greens opens on 8th April at 5 to view the sculptures and 6 to have a drink and nibble and listen to what the judges have to say about this years entries. I hope to see you all there it is a wonderful evening and a great show. It will be on for six weeks until the 22nd May it costs you nothing to go and view so enjoy.
lTo those unfamiliar with the Catholic Rosary, it is an instrument of prayer and mediation. As a child I grew up surrounded by an Irish grandmother and my mother Mary Therese. Whenever there was a problem the family would be gathered to say the rosary. In memory of my nan and mother Mary and the links and connections to my Irish ancestry Ave Maria came to mind. My grandmother and mothers holy pictures have been used as they capture the essence of these two women and their faith in Mary. The stamps are Australian Christmas stamps saved over the years and appropriate as they are in themselves symbolic of the mother and child but also messages.
Ave Maria is an indoor sculpture and as you can see can be viewed in the round. It has been a journey in itself having started this last year which was my grandmothers 40th anniversary since her death and this year is five years since mum passed. It will soon be on show indoors at Kooindah Waters Sculpture on the Greens for all to view. It is exciting when a plan comes together and something which was just a sketch in the notebook becomes a reality.
Life experiences past and present, senses and a desire to combine what I learn with my knowledge, are used to create contemporary images.