- Year Created: Unknown
- Dimensions: 240H 120 Diameter cm
- Weight: Unknown
- Media: rusted mild steel, Penetrol finish
- Sculpture Pictures: 3
- Sculpture Weight: Unknown
- Edition: 1 of 15
As an artist, I am fascinated by the natural world and the ways in which living things adapt and thrive in harsh and challenging conditions. My cactus sculpture, made out of metal, is a celebration of the strength and resilience that can be found in even the most hostile environments. The cactus plant is a particularly striking example of this resilience, with its sharp needles and ability to conserve water in arid conditions. My sculpture captures the unique beauty of these plants, while also conveying a sense of their inherent strength and durability. The use of metal as a medium allows me to convey a sense of solidity and strength. Through this work, I hope to inspire others to appreciate the beauty and complexity of the natural world, and to recognize the importance of protecting and preserving these ecosystems for generations to come.
Judge's Comments MIFGS 2023
The second prize goes to the Cactus Sculpture. After I first gazed upon it, I kept coming back to this work. It looks beautiful in the round, would look amazing in a courtyard nestled amongst real cactus. I think the contrast of the rusty surfaces would really look beautiful against real green and grey surfaces.
Pamela Irving, Judge Sculpture at MIFGS 2023
- Second Prize at 2023 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show