Artist Charlotte Haywood, through researching the native plants of Rappville, has designed a sculptural seat based on the leaf of the endemic native plant Syzigium Floribunda. The sculptural seat will be given to the community of Rappville and installed int he new Community Hall in 2022.
Inspired by the community response of the rejuvenation of Myrtle Creek, a site- specific sculptural seat will provide a playful and functional role in the community garden at the community hall location. The work will celebrate the native tree species of the 'Myrtle' (Syzygium floribunda) and create a space for contemplation and connection.
Key elements in the work are the symbolic use of form, and a selected combination of materials which add to the convergence of place as a space of connection and interactivity.
Using the leaf of the Syzygium floribunda as inspiration, a compilation of low-lying elements will be created to make an integrated suite of forms as sculptural seats.
Image: Drooping Myrtle, large leafed water-gum: Eugenia ventenatii, 1887.
(Agard Hagman from the 'Australian Timbers'-Museum of Applied Arts + Sciences)
Multiple materials will be chosen that indicate place and durability. TBC.
Detail will be emphasised through the use of inlay.
Colour will be harmonious with the natural landscape due to selected materials.
TALLOWWOOD TIMBER is a Class 1 hardwood timber and has traditionally been used for making a range of highly demanding timber projects, from wharves and bridges to railway sleepers and mines. A tough, termite and rot resistant timber.
It is noted as being one of the best dance floors- Dave Newby.
HOT DIPPED GALVANISED STEEL is durable and a noticable material in Rappville and surrounds.
Hot dipped galvanised steel will be used to create detail as inlay.