Client: The Department of Education

RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL

ARTIST STATEMENT

In response to Part ‘A’ of the artist brief for Riverside High School, we created an external freestanding sculpture that takes its form and inspiration from the Samphire plant (Sarcocornia quinqueflora) more commonly known as the Beaded Glasswort. A primary food source for one of the most endangered species on the planet - the Orange Bellied Parrot. The unique vertical form lends itself to sculpture and Its striking red and green pigments both compliment the architecture. The story of the plants relationship with the Orange-Bellied Parrot offers a meaningful reminder to students of natures delicate balance and the importance of preserving unique natural habitats such as the wetlands of the Tamar River System.

PROJECT DETAILS

 

 

Location: Riverside High School

Client: The Department of Education

Year: 2020

Artist(s): Amanda Kay and Jerome Dobinson

Title: Samphire

Dimensions: 3m w x 4m h 3m d

Materials: Steel + Automotive Paint

 

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