Seed (2014)

Tragopogon porrifolius – otherwise known as common salsify, goatsbeard, Jerusalem star, John-go-to-bed-at-noon, Joseph's flower, or oyster plant – is a ‘blow-in’ that grows unintentionally in my home’s front yard. Here I can study and reflect on its attractive purple flowers and arresting seed head that resembles that of a giant dandelion. Inspired by the forms of the individual seeds, their fragility and elegant umbrella-like shape, I scale them to enormous proportions to create other-worldly forms.

Seed has been acquired by the Kingborough Council and will be installed in their wetland park reserve.

Painted steel. Dimensions variable.
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