START UP: Top Arts 2014

Image: Swarms Image: Swarms

Madeleine McDonough

bamboo, nails, synthetic polymer paint, glass and wood
112.0 x 112.0 cm
Flinders Christian Community College, Tyabb

My work consists of a recessed wooden frame containing a radial design of swarming bamboo cicadas carved using a laser-cutter. The bugs are held in place with thin nails to project shadows on the ply board. This work was an exploration of the details intricacies in nature which often go unnoticed and unappreciated.

My advice to future students...

I think the most important thing is to love what you’re doing. Art should be fun and exciting and a break from your other subjects, not a chore. Enjoy it.