Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Sculptor Motivated to Go with the Flow; Lismore Artist Gets Inspiration from Floating on River

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Sculptor Motivated to Go with the Flow; Lismore Artist Gets Inspiration from Floating on River

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Byline: DIGBY HILDRETH Reporter

SCULPTOR Rebekah Seriah Webster would like to encourage the residents of Lismore to spend more time with their river.

When she was living in Bridge St last year she would float down it occasionally in an inflatable boat, until she reached the amagnificent rainforesta in North Lismore.

Her experience of the Wilsons Rivers inspired Ms Seriah Webster to make a piece of art out of dozens of discarded tomato stakes and galvanised steel wire. The sculpture can be moved to create a range of shapes, from a semi-circular fan shape to a tepee, so it is open to interpretation, like the ever-moving river.

aThe way the river moves and has moved across the land is very set, yet different people have a different experience of it,a she said. aThis is an attempt to interpret those various feelings.a

The second-year Southern Cross University arts student recently installed her work, titled Centi, for its 100 alegsa, in Magellan St for a day. …

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