John Walters - 2018 People's Choice Award Winner
Breathing life into our absent swamp wallabies
Wish you were here
Artist Creative Process
John is someone who instinctively and intuitively feels his way into his creative work. He does not over contemplate it, he just connects with the spirits of the creatures he makes, and in that way breathes life into such simple mediums as common chicken wire.
Life sized installation of a mob swamp wallabies. Ghostly figures, going about their wallaby business, more as spirit beings than a solid representation of the species. Each animal has it's own unique characteristics, blending into the surrounding environment.
I have chosen this subject matter because in this region due to the increased urban development and the ever increasing number of dogs in the natural environment these sweet marsupials are now rarely seen.
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Sculpture Photography: John Walters