Tuesday, 5 March, 2019
to Sunday, 17 February, 2019
Illawarra artist Catherine Lindsay’s sculpture exhibition includes free-standing sculptures, wall sculptures, lamps and ‘wearables’.
She employs a unique set of skills derived from many years as a professional designer, sculptor and illustrator to create these contemplative works.
“I have always loved marine biology. Exploring under the ocean had a significant impact on me as an artist. Below the surface, I became part of the ocean’s slower rhythms. It captivated me so much, I wanted to bring the forms and textures of marine life into my sculpture. Also I want my work to embrace ideas of ‘consciousness’, which the ocean has long been associated with.”
Although the artist’s work is based in traditional sculpture, anchored in realism, she makes that reality elastic. Drawing from the artist’s life-long interest in ancient sculpture, her figurative work represents graceful beings, but she layers their surfaces with coral forms, textures and patterns, transforming them in to mythological guardians of the reefs.
The lamps also draw from coral design elements to create translucent surfaces illuminated from within, referring to the phenomenon of ‘bio-luminescence’.
“Coral reefs have an intrinsic value to marine life and humanity alike. The artist Michal Rovner said that all sculpture is a message to an unknown future. This exhibition is my message.”