Sunday, December 16, 2012

Falling for Fireworks

Photo: Joanne Thies

This outdoor installation was commissioned by Urban Art Projects for the Art with Altitude Festival at DFO Brisbane. It was curated by Natasha Smith and Megan Cope. Such an honour and an amazing undertaking! It has been the largest project I've worked on and was rewarding and challenging. The woven canopy was suspended between two buildings over a walkway. The top photo was taken by artist/photographer Joanne Thies. Please check out her lovely blog.

A little bit about the work:

Inspired by the concept of being immersed in tiny explosions of fireworks in the sky,Falling for Fireworks will also animate notions of mapping, history and navigation. With fire being one of the four elements in ancient philosophy and astrology, this installation seeks to imaginatively portray and amalgamate these ideas.

Constructed from vibrantly coloured nylon ropes and synthetic materials, the artwork will employ traditional craft-based techniques such as macramé, knitting and basketry weaving for its construction. Knotted and netted in vivid colours, the work will be suspended within Airport Village’s Spine creating a captivating and colourful canopy.

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