Artists think big for outback creation
Street artist Stormie Mills got down to earth for a collaborative project in the Pilbara.
Last September, more than 30 artists descended on the town of Cossack for a week of recording and creation for the VAST Project.
Mills etched a skeleton on a salt lake bed, painter Robert Moore created the letters VAST and Farm House Films documented the final work using drones.
Working on such a big scale and having a canvas of a dry lake bed was a first for Mills.
“Nothing was measured and despite not having created something to this scale lying flat on the ground, I was happy with the way it turned out,” Mills said.
“It wasn’t until I saw these aerial photos of myself and Robert Moore lying on the immense salt flats of Bajinhurrba (Cossack), that I realised the weight of the word and how big the project we were on really was in terms of its open sky creative thinking.”
Many of the artists returned to the region last night to share the works including a concert, film screening and gallery show at the Red Earth Arts Precinct in Karratha.
Stormie Mills and Robert Moore with the massive artwork on a lake bed near Cossack.