LOT #23 : Chris Anderson : Giving light to Rhinos

Artist

Chris Anderson

Title

Giving light to Rhinos

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Rhino Sculpture Location:

George Street
near Bathurst Street Town Hall  

Rhino Inspiration

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. 

Artist statement

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.

Sculpture Details

Type : Large (adult)

Measurements : 1340mm (h) x 2250mm (l) x 800mm (w)

Weight : Approximately 60Kg