Denese Oates

Reach at the ninth Western Sydney University Sculpture Award and Exhibition 7 May – 6 June 2021.

REACH at WSU 2021

REACH is a sculpture made from copper and corten steel representing vegetation emerging from rocky outcrops as often seen in arid areas of Australia. The resilience of the trees growing from barren rocks is one of the miracles of nature. The work is not a realistic depiction, rather an interpretation of the stark contrast between the hard dry rocks and the fleshy green vegetation sprouting from them.

Kimberley grass & boulders

Kimberley grass & boulders

Kimberley grass & boulders

Kimberley grass & boulders

Japanese grass fields

REACH Sketch

REACH charcoal sketch

REACH in progress

REACH in progress

REACH in progress

Reach grass in progress – April 2020

REACH – steel boulders & grass

Reach on the move

Reach setup — May 2021

Reach setup — May 2021

REACH at WSU 2021

REACH at WSU 2021

REACH – view to WSU lake

REACH at WSU 2021

REACH grass & view of WSU lake

REACH, detail

REACH, detail