"Heron" showing at CUBE
I've been showing Heron at CUBE in Mullumbimby over the last month.
I love making birds. They are such incredible creatures.
We kayak around the creeks up here and there are always beautiful birds wandering or flitting around.
I worry about habitat and the land clearing that goes on to make way for intensive farming or mining. It seems that we struggle to live in harmony with the land. Obviously everyone needs to survive, and eat and use energy, but we need to be efficient and clever about how we do it.
This sculpture is based on the White Faced Heron - sometimes called the Grey Heron.
Heron stands about 60 cms high. I've used all sorts of woods to make it; camphor, oak, ply and found timber. I've transferred a photo on to it, that I took in St Ives, of pigeons flying above buildings, to sort of illustrate the loss of habitat for our wildlife - Heron becomes a bird physically made up of the urban environment.
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