TITLE: Stephens Creek Incinerator – now banned!
ARTFORM: Sculpture, 50cm (h) x 40cm (d) x 40cm (w)
DESCRIPTION: Barrett took a group of his art students, including myself, to Stephens Creek for inspiration. I chose the medium of rusty iron because it has always fascinated me. At Stephens Creek, I was amazed to see a homemade incinerator outside somebody’s house 101 uses of chicken wire! My incinerator entices the viewer to lean forward to examine the clues to theses resourceful people. I capture the gritty, authentic feel by burning three types of material, including eggshell. Backyard incinerators used to be a common site in Broken Hill. They were over one metre tall, made of large bricks and right down the backyard because of all the smoke from the burning paper and cardboard. Fortunately, incinerators are now banned, to protect air quality. More paper is recycled and computers are leading us towards a paperless society, protecting forests and animal and plant species. This anachronistic incinerator is a reminder of how far we have come in protecting our EARTH.
BIOGRAPHY: I am Broken Hill born and raised. I love Broken Hill and its wonderful landscape.
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