Sculpture by the Sea: Bayswater sculptor Denise Pepper to capture reflections through sequins

Sculptor Denise Pepper of Bayswater, seen here with her Sculpture by the Sea entry called SEQUINtial Reflections. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au   d490769
Sculptor Denise Pepper of Bayswater, seen here with her Sculpture by the Sea entry called SEQUINtial Reflections. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d490769

BAYSWATER sculptor Denise Pepper’s sequin-inspired sculpture will capture the reflections and movements of Cottesloe Beach at the upcoming Sculpture by the Sea exhibition.

In her eighth exhibition, Pepper created her two-piece sculpture called SEQUINtial Reflections from aluminium supplied by Capral Aluminium and mirror-finished coloured stainless steel sponsored by Rimex Metals Australia.

The sculpture features about 3500 sequins that shimmer and move with the wind and will be installed on February 25.

Last year, visitors enjoyed taking snaps with her Waiting in the Wings sculpture which featured two separate wings that were 3.3m tall, also made from aluminium and stainless steel.

Pepper said she was excited to see how her sculpture would look standing upright.

“I thought it was a really good material to use to give a message because they are trying to ban glitter throughout the world because of the plastics in the waterways,” she said.

SEQUINtial Reflections. Picture: David Baylis

“I created a giant sequin that ladies stick onto their clothes and I thought this is a good material to get the message across to children and to the general public.

“It is really good to do a piece of art that is not static and has lots of movement and interaction.”

Pepper said she enjoyed putting her work out into the public arena.

“People can poke their head through as a photo opportunity,” she said.

“Everyone loves taking photos down on the beach so I wanted to make a work that is interactive for people to take photos.”

She said without sponsors, it would be almost unattainable to create sculptures for the exhibition.

The exhibition will run from March 1 to 18 at Cottesloe Beach.