Sculptor shows her wander land
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 at www.inmycommunity.com.au.
Addam’s intricately constructed piece for Sculpture by the Sea.