Perc Tucker Regional Gallery 5 December 2015 – 15 January 2015
This small exhibition pays homage to Professor William Henry Harvey, a phycologist from Trinity College, Dublin who came to Australia in 1858 and collected marine algae (seaweed) during his time here and published Phycologia Australica. Many of his specimens still survive here and in Dublin. Marine algae are as abundant as plants above ground yet little known and my fascination with marine algae began in 2010 with Monterey Bay algae and continues here in Australia. As always my chosen material are recycled and I have chosen copper as it emulates the colours of seaweed; green, red & brown. The technique used to cut these images is known as piercing and uses a 1 mm jewellery saw.