Jill Chism, Artist

Jill Chism: Artist
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The Five Elements

Machans Beach, Marlin Coast Redevelopment 2002.
5 metre diameter circle poles 3 metres in height. Compass and paved area created from marble from Chillagoe and slate from Mount Carbine. Other materials include stainless steel, wood, glass and acrylic tiles, photo-infused aluminium and found objects in resin.

Focusing on the interconnectedness of the elements, (wood burns fire, which decomposes into ash, creating earth, which forms metals, which disperse in water, which feeds wood) this work is symbolic of the interdependence of a community. As an open circle on the foreshore this work offers an opportunity for people to gather, engage with the work and share with each other.

Totems as symbols are traditionally linked to specific groups of people within a tribe or community and stand as an emblem of the identity of the group. These totems engage viewers as a reflection of the dynamic and colourful spirit of the Machans Beach community.
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