Cactus Tower

Cactus Tower

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Materials: Ceramic with underglaze.

Dimensions: 570 x 350 x 100 mm

About the Maker: Adelina is an illustrative ceramic artist based in Ngunnawal/Ngambri Country (Canberra). She utilises clay to create playful sculptures, and vibrant decorative functional objects inspired by contrastive landscapes, flora and fauna.

Combined with sgraffito techniques on underglaze colours, Adelina’s vibrant palette is reminiscent of coastal seascapes and mountain ranges. Featuring royal blue and azure backgrounds, aqua, apple green and chartreuse hues, they combine and harmonise together to create an expressive and distinctly vivid artwork.

Her functional ceramic vessels are designed with smooth surface areas, creating a canvas of clay on which to decoratively depict highly stylised scenes of whimsical landscapes and furtive green flora compositions.

Challenging notions of scale and proportion, reality and imagination, her sculptural forms are tactile and colourful, fantastical and surreal. They transport the viewer on a playful nostalgic journey into childhood, evoking emotions of glee, fun and fantasy, freeing the child within. Her sculptures invite tactile participation in an active exchange with the artwork.

Adeline's Cactus Tower have been inspired by a playful abstraction of flora which arouse exploration and interplay through the interchangeable stackable sculptural forms. The viewer is invited to create their own artworks by engaging in ‘play’.

Photos: Tim Bean