Carly Kotynski is a practising artist working in the areas of sculpture and public art. Her artworks are largely inspired by society, the natural world and the interconnectedness of all living things. She creates sculptural forms that engage the senses toward the beauty, fragility and resilience of the natural world. These hand-woven pieces evolve slowly and demonstrate a sensitivity to the delicate balance of life.
After completing a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Queensland College of Art in 2008 she quickly established an extensive exhibition profile including ‘Natural Beauty’ at the Redland Art Gallery, ‘Intangible’ at Spiro Grace Art Rooms, ‘Drop’ in the Bundaberg Art Gallery and ‘Bucket Down’ at Artisan. Public art commissions include the Queensland Multicultural Centre, Robina Hospital, Wesley House, Brisbane Mater Mothers’ Hospital, Melbourne Crown Casino, Jezzine Barracks and the Hawken Drive, St Lucia. She has been selected a finalist in many art awards including the Churchie Emerging Art Award, the Sunshine Coast Art Award, the Moreton Bay Art Award, Scope Award and the Border Art Prize. Her works feature in various collections including Mater Private Hospital, Gadens Lawyers, St Margarets Girls’ School, Loreto College, Clayfield College, Gold Coast University Hospital, Toowoomba Regional Gallery and numerous private collections.
Image: Public Art Installation at Crown Casino, Melbourne
Based on botanical motifs, these relief sculptures were created to complement the garden theme within the area it is situated.
The radial designs were hand-formed and woven from copper wire and rod and wall-mounted on backing plates. Measuring just under 2m each in diameter, these three sculptures retain their natural copper colour and a delicate feeling of lightness.
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