Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Ivana Perkins

Red Dahlia
red powder coated aluminium, 1800 x 1800 x 2100mm
Stonehurst Cedar Creek, 2007

Experienced sculptor Ivana Perkins, appearing for the first time in Sculpture in the Vineyards brings with her the vibrancy and lush colours of the surrounding flora and bird life of her adopted home of Byron Bay. Previously having worked in cast bronze and stainless steel Red Dahlia, as an extension of her 2003 Botanicus series represents a significant departure from these mediums. Set for maximum visibility at the entrance to Stonehurst Cedar Creek vineyard Red Dahia has proved to be an absolute show stopper with visitors entranced by it's reflective and ever changing mirror-like surface. At once an exquisite piece of mythic jewellery and a commanding botanical goddess of sculptural proportions. A work in homage to Ivana's artistic heritage of jeweller/designer and sculptor.

Red Dahlia has been selected for the The Montalto Sculpture Prize and will travel to Victoria's Mornington Peninsula to the Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove next year. A picturesque outdoor gallery that embraces all aspects of the vineyard, from the orchard and olive groves to the herb garden and wetlands.