Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Lifestyle -

ART THE next time you are lucky enough to re­turn from an over­seas trip, cast your eyes up­wards when you en­ter the ar­rivals area at Perth Air­port.

Lo­cal artist Pene­lope For­lano took the idea of sculp­ture from the floor to the wall for a piece the air­port asked her to cre­ate, light­ing up the ar­rivals area at the Perth In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

For­lano said she en­joyed be­ing able to cre­ate mean­ing­ful in­stal­la­tions and en­gag­ing en­vi­ron­ments.

“I based the de­sign on ex­press­ing the in­ter­con­nect­ed­ness of peo­ple and en­vi­ron­ment, all living to­gether un­der the stars,” she said.

“The art­work’s pri­mary form re­flects the con­stel­la­tion of Orion, the hunter/war­rior, and Pleiades, the seven sis­ters, as th­ese stars have been a means of telling very sim­i­lar myth­i­cal sto­ries across mil­len­nia and var­i­ous cul­tures.

“I’m cur­rently ex­plor­ing kin­ship through a range of heir­loom ob­jects and would like to cre­ate more com­mu­nity heir­looms for this city through public in­stal­la­tions.”­mu­ni­ d436515

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Artist Pene­lope For­lano with her works at Perth Air­port.

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