From Easter 2017 to the end of July 2017 I worked on a series called Conversations
This series was commissioned by Art Partners Australia for a new Mental Health Center in Sydney.
The design brief was:
Subject: Australian Birds
I chose the theme of Conversations as this would enable me to design compositions that could engage the viewer in conversation or contemplation. They could also be used for the development of conversation between viewers of the artwork.
If you visit Wacky Bird Gallery you can see the blocks that have been carved to create the artworks below and view the completed artworks
The creation of 'The Gathering': 2017
The Gathering is part of the Conversations Series featuring Azure Kingfishers which are found in holes along the banks of the Murray River where I live.
Below is a photographic step through of the development of this artwork.
For a full explanation of the steps involved visit the 2017 page of my Christine Upton Artist website :https://www.christineupton.com