Sculptures and Murals by Dina
As an artist I delight in the 3-dimensional form. Sculpture has brought me so much joy as I experiment with tactile materials, adornments and fossicking to re-purpose found objects.
I enjoy creating intricate detailed forms which are aesthetically intriguing from afar yet s you grow closer the hidden details are carefully unfold. Like nature, if you bother to slow down and look carefully the treasures are hidden all around you.
This trumpet shape form from copper wire is embellished with beads and shells and trails along as if its floating in the water.
This mural is the second in the series where I burnt an image using a pyrographic tool onto bluegum veneer. When driving through the devastated town where houses were destroyed almost randomly was so emotionally draining.. to be from the city one can’t imagine the terrifying day the residents endured.
This mural is the second in the series where I burnt an image using a pyrographic tool onto bluegum veneer. When visiting Kinglake after the fires earlier this year, I was intrigued by the amazing pace of regrowth .. it was oddly sporadic amongst the barren landscape.
This mural is a burnt image using a pyrographic tool onto bluegum veneer. This image depicts the emptiness one feels when walking through the fire affect zones and the hopelessness when you recall the fury of the heat and the wind, the day hell visited.
This mural is a mixed media mosaic depicting the land use of my Brisbane backyard. From the patio in the top left along the lawn, through the cobwebs in the sheaok forest down past the squiggly gun until you reach the bracken fern and creek at the bottom right.
This mural was inspired by a photograph from my Brisbane backyard of the leaves and and banksia cones scattered about the forest floor. The gold leaf covers a sculptural forest floor scene embedded by gemstones, knitted wire, glass beads and fused glass leaves.
The first in blue-gum timber series which depicts the details of my forest backyard in Brisbane. Here the timber has been covered in a textured pattern of the squiggly gum tree. Gold and silver leaf is encrusted with the squiggly beads, gemstone and fused glass leaves.