Made collaboratively by artists Jasmine Targett and Debbie Symons
Hand cast bronze of enlarged 3d Oyster Print, Hand blown glass dome and Perspex.
H 400 L 350 W 350mm
Getting Busy was created for The Catchments Project during an the first studio-based artist in residence program at Creative Spaces: Carlton Connect Studio at Lab14, where the artists utilize the unique research facilities which fostered innovative art-science research collaborations. This work is based around the research project Getting Busy, that investigated introducing a native Oyster Farm into the docklands in Melbourne to create a public artwork, engaging the public in the health of our waterways and mitigate pollutant levels. Oysters are known for their ability to absorb pollutants and remove them from the surrounding water. This 3d enlarged print of the native Angasi species has been hand cast in bronze. As a marker for the project, this bronze will oxidize and age due to pollutants in the air, in the same way that the oysters absorb pollutants in the water into their shell.
To read more about the project, please go to the Catchments Project website (link below).
Other works created during The Catchments Project: