‘What lies beneath’ the rainforest of Sculpture at Scenic World
Once you see Nicole de Mestre’s ‘What Lies Beneath’ suspended in the rainforest gallery of Sculpture at Scenic World you’ll never look at a fan guard the same way again.
“I don’t have an idea and create it, I look at what’s around me to use and that becomes the inspiration,” the Long Jetty local says. Finding this inspiration in everyday materials is how ‘What Lies Beneath’ was born.
When Nicole first saw a microscopic image of a coccosphere – the skeletal remains of plankton – she instantly thought they were the spitting image of fan guards. These coccospheres make up the limestone base of the Blue Mountains, perfectly linking Nicole’s work to the Sculpture at Scenic World exhibition.
‘What Lies Beneath’ is made completely of recycled fan guards that Nicole, her friends and her local Facebook community have found during kerbside clean ups.
Nicole prefers to use recycled materials in the hope that viewers take away with them a different view on what they throw out and instead see the possibilities of everyday materials.
Nicole’s work will be showcased at Sculpture at Scenic World in the Blue Mountains from April 13 to May 13.
Showcasing works from over 35 local, national and international artists among the stunning Jamison Valley, Sculpture at Scenic World appeals to all ages with creations ranging from subtle artworks to bold installations.
Accommodation packages are available, starting from $98 per person for two nights.
For more information, visit www.sculptureatscenicworld.com.au
Image credit Tara Morelos