An idea worth bottling
ARTIST Kathy Allam is hoping her sculptures made of recycled plastic bottles will capture the public’s attention around the Mends Street precinct in South Perth.
STUNNING artwork sure to grab the attention of passers-by has lined the Mends Street precinct in South Perth.
Cottesloe artist Kathy Allam’s Miasma Series includes 12 pieces of cloud-like artwork comprised of plastic bottles and include solar lights.
The artwork, previously displayed at Sculptures by the Sea, has been modified for its stint in South Perth, which runs until December 4.
Allam said she was approached by the City of South Perth with the idea to activate the area. “The original idea was to use cloud forms as a metaphor for dreaming and desires and the use of plastic bottles ties into the current desire for sustainable living,” she said.
“I don’t want the artwork to be immediately recognisable as clouds, I want people to get closer and work out what it is.
“I think they’ll be really eyecatching and I hope people in the city looking at South Perth can see them during the night.”
Allam said she had collected tens of thousands of plastic bottles from the public.
“I’ve had people who have been inspired by the work donate bottles to me and I have friends neighbours donate to me regularly,” she said.
“I think that’s really lovely and it’s amazing that I’m supported by people.”
Night light: The Miasma Series shines brightly after dark.