Shannon Tee : Handle With Care

 

Artist

Shannon Tee

Title

Handle With Care

Proudly Sponsored By

QBE

Rhino Sculpture Location

The Star
80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, NSW 2009

Rhino Inspiration

My design is inspired by the delicateness of the rhino species, and a number of animals sharing the same vulnerability. I decided to represent this fragility in styling my rhino like a delicate piece of chinaware, creating a pattern that consists of animals and flora related to the origin of the rhino, depicted in the same manner as  the artwork typically found on chinaware - teapots, teacups, etc.

Artist statement

Shannon is a qualified industrial designer having completed his BA in Industrial Design (with Honours) back in 2004, has since worked in the private consultant industry as well as the council (still current - City of Melbourne).

He has always enjoyed work where he can be creative and innovative and has recently rediscovered a passion for 'illustration, hoping to one day create and publish one or many childrens illustrated storybooks, in the not too distant future.