New life for fallen log

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

NIC Comp­ton hopes his sculp­ture on Archer Street in Carlisle will not only be func­tional but also add vi­brancy to the area.

The Northam artist’s jar­rah log seat was in­stalled just be­fore Christ­mas and has re­ceived pos­i­tive com­ments from busi­nesses and res­i­dents.

Mr Comp­ton said he was in­spired by na­ture when he cre­ated the sculp­ture.

“It was based on seed­pods and plant forms, which I thought was fit­ting, be­cause it’s out­side a florist,” he said.

“The Town of Vic­to­ria Park ap­proached me about putting a pro­posal to­gether and I made a model be­fore mak­ing the real thing.”

Mr Comp­ton said the jar­rah log came from a farm near Park­erville that was set to be turned into an es­tate.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d463976

Sit­ting pretty: Mel Austen, Kylie Brown and Mar­garet Pritchard en­joy a rest on the log.

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