Helena Valley artist’s work adorns Clarkson parks


Pictures: Bruce Hunt and Matt Jelonek
Helena Valley artist’s work adorns Clarkson parks
Pictures: Bruce Hunt and Matt Jelonek

TWO sculptures created by Helena Valley artist Leanne Bray now stand in Clarkson parks.

Bray’s philosophy stems from the ability to tell stories, invoke illusion, and inspire space, and in the past 30 years she has worked on projects in Africa and Australia.

Two of her latest pieces have been installed in Catalina estate, at Elsbury Park and Aviator Boulevard Park.

Explaining the concepts behind her designs, Bray said she wanted to create a space that represented the strength of a healthy, wholesome and united community.

“The best way to represent this is through circular motions, and embracing the concept of a positive meeting place,” she said.

“It is important for the two artworks to have a cohesive feel and to develop a connection with the natural surroundings.”

She incorporated aspects of the beach and bush in the sculptures, with a 3.5m high one designed around the shape of a furled leaf.

“The leaf takes on the representation of the healthy environment, and the shape is reminiscent of the curl of a wave,” Bray said.

“The second piece of artwork is a stand-alone 2.5m high mosaic piece, rich with colour and luminosity, as well as eye catching and engaging.”

Based around three dimensional disc pieces, it features digitally-printed glass that lights up at night.