TITLE: Coral Sea Motif
SIZE: 10.6 metres long x 1.8 metre high
MEDIUM: painted wood construction
CLIENT: Sunshine Coast Council
SITE: David Low Way, Coolum Beach Esplanade, Australia
A R T I S T S T A T E M E N T
I used the universal shape of a ‘fin’ to tell some of my personal stories about Coolum. The background subterranean boards reference Coolum’s springs. The planks also vary in dimensions and colours like a territorial brand to express the region’s rapid population growth. We love our town. The individual fin cut-outs represent a crowded surf and Polynesian-styled panels below, our ancestors. The smallest fin-like shapes are the spark of grommets and community potential. Fins or ‘blanks’ that sit within all of these shapes symbolise loss. Every fin is someone surfed with.