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Conulariid | Reimagine Art Prize 2022

Conulariid 55 x 35 cm, reclaimed piano parts from defunct pianos, currently on show at the Reimagine Art Prize at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre in Hornsby, NSW

This work is now on show as part of the Reimagine Art Prize in Hornsby, NSW

Made using defunct piano parts, this work reuses and repurpose waste, to explore the mystery of trying to reconstruct the past through surviving relics. Conulariids are a little-understood fossil group, thought to be related to Jellyfish.  Conulariids are now extinct, and all that scientists have to try to understand how these animals lived is their fossils. This work is an imagined form, inspired by the idea of Conulariids.

The use of defunct pianos as the primary material for this work was an attempt to incorporate more recycled and repurposed resources in my work. For an earlier “Conulariid” shown in Sculpture by the Sea (Sculptures Inside) I used a piano action found in the verge. Thanks to Pianos Recycled for donating the piano actions for this Conulariid.