Whisper I by Carly Kotynski.
The sculptures of Carly Kotynski explore the junction between art and science, where the imagined meets the observed and the conscious meets the subconscious. The forms have been inspired by the beauty of a certain group of micro-organisms studied by scientist and artist Ernst Haeckel. The diversity of the skeletal structures of these organisms is astonishing and has led to the creation of evocative artworks with ambiguity of form.
In a world filled with technology, progress and speed, these works have been constructed slowly, laboriously weaving the copper wire together to create form and shape. The intricate compositions and the delicate shadows they cast, demonstrate a sensitivity to the delicate nature of life. These objects become poetic allusions to the natural world, resonating its beauty, fragility and resilience. Light has been carefully used to cast shadows that become an extension of the artwork. These shadows are not tangible yet testify to the real. Shadows border on reality and bridge the gap between reality and the imaginary, the physical and the metaphysical, the object and the concept.
Carly Kotynski’s emerging creative practice is concerned with the interconnection between form/object and material/process. Kotynski completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Queensland College of Art in 2008 and has quickly established an extensive exhibition profile in Queensland and nationally. Exhibitions include Drop at Bundaberg Art Gallery, Bucket Down at Artisan and Synergy at Redland Art Gallery as well being a finalist The Churchie: National Emerging Art Exhibition and Clayton Utz: Launch Art Award. Kotynski’s practice has extended to include public art commissions at Robina Hospital, Wesley House, Brisbane and Brisbane Mater Mothers’ Hospital. Her object based works feature in various collections including Mater Private Hospital, Gadens Lawyers and Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery.