Refraction is a series of four CGI Artworks depicting semiorganic objects integrated with the natural Australian landscape; from deep blue ocean to sandstone beaches, through swaying Victorian Blue Gums to red desert sands. The focus of this piece was to encapsulate a feeling of serenity, or emotional softness, within the surrealist imagery. The objects depicted play with light, shape and colour to compliment the environments they inhabit rather than visually disrupt or threaten the natural spaces. These pieces act as a brief but often needed escape from the frenzy of the surrounding urban environment, a contrast to the domination of the surrounding natural spaces by made objects, a gentle window into a surreal and beautiful depiction of the Australian landscape.
City of Melbourne: Creative Hoardings Trial
Recently I was included in the City of Melbourne Artist Panel for the Creative Hoardings Program, run by Creative Victoria. This means that my rendered artworks can be commissioned by developers for new timber hoardings surrounding construction sites around Melbourne city. Below are two of my artwork proposals developed as part of my application.
Reflections of Nature
This work brings the natural landscape to an urban environment, and merges man made components with natural ones. A common theme across my work, this piece is a representation of the melding of the constructed and natural worlds that has become a part of our daily lives, such as the widespread integration of greenery into the Melbourne cityscape. As visitors to this city navigate the metal and glass buildings along streets lined with trees, through parks and public spaces, their journey will be mirrored on hoardings by undulating chrome navigating and intertwining with native Victorian Blue Gums.
Vibrancy and a Breeze
Melbourne is overwhelmingly a vibrant and diverse city, if at times a bit windy. Just as the sounds of live music and the smells of street food drift along the breeze, so do these colourful forms, tumbling and floating along the footpaths of Melbourne. My work Vibrancy And A Breeze is a playful take on the fun and bright side of Melbourne with its thriving arts, culture and nightlife, providing a surreal and colourful backdrop for people exploring and moving throughout the cityscape.