Shannon Tee : Handle With Care



Shannon Tee


Handle With Care

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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.