Sculp­tor shows her wan­der land

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Art - Lucy Jarvis

MAG­NI­FY­ING her de­signs, jew­ellery artist Ad­dam has cre­ated a chain link for this month’s Sculp­ture by the Sea ex­hi­bi­tion.

The artist has spent “hun­dreds of hours” sand­ing and in­ter­lock­ing metal el­e­ments for her first sculp­ture, Cul­tural com­plex­i­ties of a wan­der­ingspirit.

Tak­ing part in the Cottes­loe ex­hi­bi­tion for the first time, Ad­dam said it was a step to­wards her goal of be­ing an ar­chi­tec­tural sculp­tor af­ter more than a decade of cre­at­ing “wear­able art pieces”. “I make sculp­tural jew­ellery,” she said. “I do make a lot of jew­ellery and I’m mov­ing into sculp­tures as well. “I would like to do public art­works.” Ad­dam said she had been work­ing on the con­cept for a while, try­ing to dis­cover her “sense of place” in the over­lap be­tween Egypt and Australia.

She said the spinifex had been preva­lent in her child­hood and adult life, and she had cho­sen a de­sign rom Is­lamic-Arabesque art.

“With this piece, I picked out an el­e­ment and mag­ni­fied, repli­cated and made it three-di­men­sional,” she said.

“It’s been quite a mam­moth task, an in­ter­est­ing jour­ney.”

This year’s ex­hi­bi­tion in­cludes works by 31 WA artists, 16 from else­where in Australia, and sev­eral in­ter­na­tional artists in­clud­ing David Cerny (Czech Repub­lic), Keizo Ushio (Ja­pan) Chen Wen­ling (China) and Wang Shugang (China) and Peter Lund­berg (USA).

View Jon Bas­sett’s Sculp­ture by the Sea photo gallery at­my­commu­

Pic­ture: Emma Good­win D433589

Ad­dam’s in­tri­cately con­structed piece for Sculp­ture by the Sea.

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