My journey through art

Sitting Dog.

Sitting Dog.

For as long as I remember, I have always been passionate about art. I love being creative and making things with my hands.

Whether I am drawing, painting or creating new pieces, I love that I can start with an idea and then find myself travelling down a different path and the end result is often not what I had planned.

Right now I am experimenting with wire and mesh, however, different forms of art will always be a part of self-expression in my life.

Another great passion of mine has always been dogs and wolves.

This is what helped inspired me to create my first art work for “Sculptures in the Paddock”, which was held at Cooma Cottage earlier this year.

The sitting dog was not my original idea for a sculpture until Suzie, one of the artists helping us, said “What you are creating is too simple, Create something that describes you.”

That’s how I got the idea for making my sitting dog sculpture. The sculpture is made from a simple yet artistic material, chicken mesh.

I think it suits the sculpture, it gives it character, emotion and shows all its features small and big, as well as all its details.

When “Sculptures in the Paddock” was finished, the teachers took the sculptures to put them on display at The Link Gallery in Ginninderra, ACT.

One of my main inspirations for my artworks was from a student at the Australian National University (ANU) who was making similar sculptures that were Dingos instead of dogs.

Right now I am experimenting with wire and mesh, however, different forms of art will always be a part of self-expression in my life.

Darcie O'Sullivan

While walking around the National Gallery of Australia (NGA), there were so many artworks that people had made that had caught my eye and I said to myself ”One day I will be able to create amazing and eye-catching sculptures”.

After the first sculpture I made, a few days later I was approached to make three more.

I would like to expand on my artworks and create other animals and things to do with nature such as flowers and plants.

I would also like to start welding to create a different style of sculpting and well as using other materials such as barbed wire, steel and old junk metal.

I believe art and being creative will always be a part of my life in the future and I will create bigger and better sculptures using different materials.