Artist Creative Process
To create is to breathe. I was fortunate in my life to have the freedom to find my artist self. My identity has been bound with my art. I have been fortunate to be awarded a prize at my first art exhibition - Harbour Sculpture 2013. It was an exploration of my creative soul. This led to Ryde Sculpture Walk 2013 and Harbour Sculpture 2014. In 2016 I completed a certificate 3 (Visual Arts) at Byron Community College, and in 2017 -2018 I completed a Diploma in Visual Arts(Ceramics). AS a teacher i share my passion to create. As an person i create.
The story of my sculpting is a story of Mullumbimby. A simple 19 year old. Nothing really happening. Into the Old Bank Bookshop. The right book. Walk to the Silver Thread. The polymer clay, the tools. Home to create. I would have ridden my bike along Palm Path home. My first faery is a sight to warm any heart. This was a door to my soul. It freed me to be creative in my way. As i travelled to England, to Cobar, Wentworth and Sydney my faeries have followed. To share my faeries with my hometown would be a dream. These faeries are an appropriation of what they are showing in Mullumbimby. A place that welcomes all. This sculpture entice the viewers into another world. The world of freedom and hope. the world of fey. Each figure is an appropriation from a faery. they come and go and express their form through my fingers. The concept is to show a small group of faeries. Ideally they would be moved around each day to show that they are real. The audience will draw in those who can see. To the people with no time they willingly get a surface view. But to linger and look will show each faery to be their own self. Their own form.It will allow faerylove to enter any heart that will be open to receiving it. Each figure is freestanding on the ground and weighs about 300 grams. The faeries do not damage the ground. The faeries are made with polymer clay and glass eyes.
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Sculpture Photography: John Walters