The Grove, Davis Rd Tarneit
In the river near Stockland's sale centre the endangered Growling Grass Frog spawns.
Building off the concepts of Thompson and Berrill Landscape Design, I went from plasticine to concrete, with the help of Industrial Carving Services and Aringo Polished Concrete. As the children leap from piece to piece a sensor triggers the Growling Grass Frog's mating call, a final touch by TBLD.
Not far away from the Frogs at The Grove, there is a picnic area shaded by Yellow Gums and Yellow Box Gums. Taking my inspiration from these Australian natives I considered the seed of the plants as forms for my next sculpture with TBLD and Stockland. The Gumnuts are a signal of Australian life and the beginnings of the new lives that will take hold in The Grove Estate. Each piece made of 6mm diameter mild steel was painstakingly welded by Nathan Combs from Charlcom.