Concept of home inspires Myaree bronze artwork


Artist Stormie Mills was influenced by home for the Summit Homes’s new headquarters in Myaree. Picture: Jon Hewson d483681
Artist Stormie Mills was influenced by home for the Summit Homes’s new headquarters in Myaree. Picture: Jon Hewson d483681

ARTIST Stormie Mills was inspired by the concept of home when he created an eye-catching, large bronze artwork on Leach Highway in Myaree.

The public art project was made for Summit Homes’ new headquarters The Style Studio, which opened late last month.

The 2m-tall sculpture was created in the likeness of one the Dianella artist’s characters and includes an articulated smoke cloud that moves 360 degrees atop its roof hat.

Mills said he worked on the project for two years, with the travelling artist inspired by the idea of where his home was in his heart.

“I came up with the concept years ago, I was walking with a reporter about where home was in my head and I created a character similar to this sculpture,” he said.

“Summit build homes so this character came back to my mind; I guess it’s an easy concept.

“I’ve created smaller bronze sculptures before but nothing this big.

“I think good art is a question so I want people to take away an element of wonder and intrigue from it.”

Construction on Summit’s building began 18 months ago and included more than three years of research.

The building has 5000sqm of office space, a new home selection area, meeting rooms, a breakout rooftop terrace as well as end-of-trip-facilities with showers, bike storage and lockers.

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