Plastic pollution inspires art win
A talented, emerging artist was recognised for producing one of five highly commended art pieces at the 2019 Northern Perspectives exhibition at the weekend.
Now boarding at Perth College as a Year 12 student – Boyanup’s Kate Clifton entered her piece in the exhibition as one of 83 entries.
Kate was thrilled when her 3D art work Octopus Emerging was recognised by the event judges.
“When the award was announced, I was shocked and my mum who was standing next to me was bursting with excitement,” Kate said.
“I hadn’t expected to receive anything for my sculpture and so it took a while for it to sink in.”
The 3D artwork Kate said was inspired by a class project with the theme natural disasters.
“After seeing an image of a hermit crab using a bottle cap for its shell I started researching plastic pollution in our oceans,” she said
Kate said 3D art was not something she did regularly and was out of her comfort zone.
Art has always been a passion for Kate and she plans to continue her talent in the future.
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