Created by the school’s students and community in collaboration with designer and artist Lucy Reid, Woven is a series of sculptural woven pods which provide homes to an array of imagined, bioluminescent creatures. The work draws inspiration from the forms nature’s creatures craft to live in, from nests to cocoons to burrows, and reflects their ingenuity and strategies. While the pods offer safety to their inhabitant creatures, bioluminescence provides the creatures with the potential to communicate, lure prey or confuse predators.
Following a fascination with animals and insects, the students proposed the idea for this collaborative artwork to involve the creation of homes for imaginary creatures. With her botanical knowledge and weaving skills, Lucy guided the work towards the woven pod homes which she designed and crafted with the students creative and hands-on participation. The resulting forms highlight the ability of animals and insects to create homes for themselves that not only provide safety but also exhibit beauty and inspire a sense of wonder. Lucy then worked with the students as they each created their own bioluminescent creature to live in the pods, with their glow similarly demonstrating the strategies and beauty of nature.
Interwoven is part of The Schools Challenge Project which brings a youthful lens to the festival’s art/science program. Students from four selected Queensland schools are paired up with local artists to bring their creative and inquisitive artwork ideas to life.
About the Creator
Lucy Reid is a multi-disciplinary creative working in design, art and floristry. Her background in interior design and placemaking has been broadened through her passion for the botanical world and Australian grown flora in particular.
Lucy marvels at the natural world, from the macro-scale beauty of forests and undulating patterns created by rivers to the wonder of unfurling vines; emerging blooms, or mesmerising detail of pods, nuts and seeds. Her practice explores the way botanical forms exist in their natural habitats but also how they can be manipulated to create or represent something new whilst also remaining transient, as an inherently biodegradable medium.
View Lucy’s website.
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