I am a full time artist particularly focusing on installations
for arts and other cultural festivals.
I'm particularly passionate about large scale outdoor kinetic sculpture designed to sit comfortably in the midst of big crowds,
with the intention of inspiring moments of tranquillity, contemplation or euphoria.
I have installed such works at numerous events including
White Night Melbourne, WOMAD, Melbourne Fringe Festival,
Earthdance International Peace Festival, Rainbow Serpent Music and Arts Festival, and Stringybark Sustainability Festival.
While pleasing in daylight and not in motion, these works are usually designed to come alive at night under lights, are sometimes interactive,
often kinetic and above all are intended to impart a sense of wonder and delight.
By their nature, they have wide appeal. Besides their immediate
visual attractiveness, people are drawn in by the motion,
the mechanics, the interactivity or sometimes simply the play.
Some then take the time to explore the deeper levels of
inspiration behind the creation of these sculptures.
My primary ongoing inspiration is the relationships among
massed entities, be they schools of fish, people in a crowd,
celestial bodies or a flock of birds.
My work usually features a number of similar elements that move in relationship with each other, to reveal the beauty of motion
that lies somewhere between pattern and chaos, especially as those discrete elements cohere to create a greater whole.
The Rainbow Arts and Culture Foundation acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which our organisation is located and where we conduct our business.
We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present.