BILLIE Parsons’ artistic flair gave birth to some alien looking sculptures recently that saw her awarded a $3000 scholarship from the Australian National University.
The Bomaderry resident had just completed a three-year undergraduate course in fine arts and was awarded the John and Elizabeth Baker Honours Scholarship for sculpture.
“Next year I will be doing honours in fine arts, majoring in sculpture.
“The money from this scholarship will go a long way towards buying materials,” she said.
Her winning work, Chrysalis, consisted of a number of cocoon-like structures, from which it appeared something had emerged.
“When I completed the work I took them out to Orient Point and hung them in a tree to photograph them.
“They looked like they were something from nature at first glance but still something alien until on closer inspection the man-made elements became apparent.
“I was very satisfied when I hung them in the tree.
“It was really tempting to leave them there; it would have freaked some people out,” she said.
Ms Parsons is no stranger to expressing herself through three-dimensional creations.
She has worked on the set of a Star Wars movie, and was a scenery builder and stage technician for the Australian ballet and opera.
“My background gives me all the information I need, I can draw upon my form and material knowledge,” she said.
CREATIVE: Billie Parsons with an example of her award-winning sculptural work titled Chrysalis.
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