Leanne Bray’s textural pattern work creates a vibrant statement in a beautifully crafted metal and printed glass sculpture at Catalina
In a picturesque playground amongst native landscaping, Leanne Bray of Wild By Nature studio has created a bold metal and glass sculpture connecting the blue skies of the beachside estate of Catalina with the colours and tones of Australian native flora.
Leanne’s work speaks of surface and layered detail fusing the organic with loose geometric forms. Having spent years in Africa her work is influenced by the carvings, paintings and processes she observed there. Combined with time spent in India it is evident both places have had a lasting impression on her practice. Rich palettes and skilful patterning are reflected in her public artworks which are informed by “culture, colour and celebration”. The connection of story, nature, ornamentation and beauty are key elements which weave through the tapestry of her studio works and is represented by the interpretation of the natural in the pattern for this bush meet beach artwork.
The free standing form at Catalina sits as a proud upright feature. It was necessary for the artwork to be strong, durable, easy to maintain and capable of withstanding harsh weather conditions with longevity against wear. The outer framework by C-Tech Engineering is an 8mm aluminium laser cut plate, the organic branch like form embraces the ImagInk glass discs printed on colour backed 6mm low iron.
The textural transitioning of bright blues and greens through to earthy burnt oranges allude to tones of earth, sea and sky, engaging the viewer to peer through, look under and walk around the sculpture.
Location Cnr Seeadler St and Elsbury Approach
Artist Leanne Bray, Wild By Nature
Installer Cooling Brothers Glazing
Glass 6mm low iron digital ceramic printing, 2 x1320mm diameter circles