Giving light to Rhinos
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Rhino Sculpture Location:
near Bathurst Street Town Hall
Giving light to Rhinos' is about literally highlighting the Rhino population crisis whilst metaphorically suggesting hope for the majestic animal. I will paint my rhino with photoluminescent paint which looks perfectly good during the day as it changes in the sunlight. However, at night the Rhino will transform into a radiating light sculpture as the artwork glows intensely. Ultimately this means light is 'given' to the Rhino and allows for awarenss to be raised 24/7 as it is exhibited in the street. The zig-zag pattern on the Rhino was inspired by baskets made in South Africa by the Zulu people. I found it really interesting to recontectualise the bold pattern from a traditional craft with a new age glowing paint medium.
Chris Anderson is an emerging, interdisciplinary artist based in Wollongong and Kiama who works between graphic design, painting, media and installation art.
For 3 years he completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts as a Dean's Scholar, with a double major in Graphic Design and Media Arts. In 2011 he graduated with 1st Class Honours by writing and articulating a 15,000 word thesis on branding, and executing the locally renowned, and ongoing 1000 Surfboard Graveyard project.
Chris has exhibited paintings and media art in numerous exhibitions, including Project Contemporary Artspace.