<div style="float: right;"><a href="/wild-rhinos/webform/taronga-wild-rhinos-auction">[nodepicker==image==11277==content-image==image-inline==no-lightbox====no-caption] </a></div><h2>Artist</h2><p style="font-weight: normal;">Chris Anderson</p><h2>Title</h2><p>Giving light to Rhinos</p><h2>Proudly Sponored By:</h2><p>[nodepicker==link==node/11057==Sponsor%20%3A%20Woolworths%20Supermarkets==Woolworths%20Supermarkets] </p><h2>Rhino Sculpture Location:</h2><p>George Street<br>near Bathurst Street Town Hall&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.286em;">&nbsp;</span></p><h2><span style="line-height: 1.286em;">Rhino Inspiration</span></h2><p style="font-weight: normal;">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.&nbsp;<br><span style="font-size: 15px;"></span></p><h2>Artist statement</h2><p>Chris Anderson is an emerging, interdisciplinary artist based in Wollongong and Kiama who works between graphic design, painting, media and installation art.<br><br>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.<br><br> Chris has exhibited paintings and media art in numerous exhibitions, including Project Contemporary Artspace.</p><h2><strong>Sculpture Details</strong></h2><p><strong>Type :&nbsp;</strong>Large (adult)</p><p><strong>Measurements</strong> : 1340mm (h) x 2250mm (l) x 800mm (w)</p><p><strong>Weight </strong>: Approximately 60Kg</p>