The Maitland river mural explores the vivid and lively nature that a river brings to an inland town. Patterns are drawn from native botanicals and ferns, birdlife and river movement. This mural invites the viewer to immerse themselves in an active landscape identifying familiar yet abstracted forms from their surroundings.
From the forest to the sea
From the forest to the sea explores the transition from the luscious forests of the Coffs Harbour surrounds down to the vivid landscapes of the Reef. I have incorporated a variety of familiar shapes and forms from Coffs Habours natural environment. The bushland shapes reference the edible and medicinal native foods of the area such as cabbage leaf palm, native ginger, lomandra and bracken fern; and the shapes of the reef reference the local coral and sea life that adorn the marine park of the Coffs Coast.