The beauty of nature and its ability to evolve and survive in a climatically changing world is a strong inspiration for her sculptural practice.
She uses recycled fences from the wheat belt region of W.A. in particular the ‘Rabbit proof ‘ fence and ‘Dingo proof’ fence. These fences are part of the Australian history, they were used to contain and control introduced as well as native animals for the enhancement of agricultural practices in the early part of the twentieth century. The concept of evoking natural forms with this material has been a constant theme in the last few years. The transparency of the sculptures allows the viewer to look through them to the landscape and also to look within the forms.
Sally has exhibited in numerous exhibitions including five times at Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe and three times at Sculpture by the Sea Bondi. This is her second time exhibiting in Sculpture at Bathers Fremantle.
In 2018 she won the Western Australian Sculptor Scholarship from Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe. Her work is represented at Piney Lakes Sculpture walk in Melville, Kings Park Botanic Gardens, Tianfu Museum in Chengdu China and in many private collections in Australia.
Featured WorkSoftly, Harshly
- Year: 2019 Photo: Tegan Court
- Materials: Recycled 'Vermin Proof' fence
- Size: 130 x 100 x 90 cm
- Price: $16,000
The Vermin Proof fence also called the Rabbit Proof fence and Dingo Proof fence was installed in the early twentieth century to control the movement of emus, rabbits and dingos entering Western Australia. This work references the plight of the emu.