Image above: Seaing the Land – Feeling the Land (Bottle Tree) 2022 Corten steel, stainless steel, and bronze casting 350 cm. Seen installed at Lochaven Reserve, City of Casey.
Congratulations to Greg Johns, who has had his work Seaing the Land – Feeling the Land (Bottle Tree) installed at Lochaven Reserve, commissioned by City of Casey on 3 November 2022.
Greg Johns was chosen from a shortlist of sculptors to create this work for the City of Casey.
Johns says: “This work comes from drawings I’ve done of bottle trees in the interior. Included in the sculpture is a bronze casting of a bottle tree seed pod and a stainless steel boat form. The boat form symbolizes incoming European arrival while the bottle tree seed pod symbolizes what was here prior to colonisation. Both of these elements are formative constructs for contemporary Australia. At Lochaven, this sculpture softens the harsh lines of the housing development with its organic form.”
Visit the Australian Galleries online stockroom to view a selection of available works by Greg Johns here.
Seaing the Land – Feeling the Land (Bottle Tree), installation view at Lochaven Reserve, City of Casey.