This year TRAILS finalists included artists from across Australia. The works reflected a range of media, techniques and experience, providing viewers with a broad spectrum from which to cast their People's Choice vote. TRAILS included large scale works in the main exhibition and small scale works in a miniatures exhibition.
The trail meanders through the forest of tall gums and dense wattle trees the narrow track is littered with fallen debris, and tiny gardens of moss, fungi and lichen grow every where on the ground and in the lea of the prevailing sun light. The unique shape of the Trumpet lichen (cladonia fimbriata) sprouts from the miniature moss garden, a soft sponge light plant.
Chris has chosen to explore the sculptural qualities of soap stone to inform the viewer of this little treasure which can be found locally in the forests of south western Victoria.
Exhibited at Julia Street Creative Space, 2023