Wind Songs is a dynamic, colourful installation that uses an everyday object, the humble umbrella, and transforms it from the ordinary into the extraordinary. A mass of umbrellas have been de-constructed and re-configured in new and surprising ways. The 'fly away' work responds directly to the elemental coastal landscape. Floating in the sea breeze three flags, fashioned from fabric umbrella covers, sing songs about fragility, struggles and the power of transformation. The leftover umbrella frames, unified in an organic form speak equally of fragility and transformation, though in a contrasting and complementary way.
Three artists have extensive exhibition histories and practice ranging from sculpture, installation, ceramics (Suzanne Davey), drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture (Christina Frank), printmaking, photography (Lisa Marshall). Professional backgrounds include architect, architectural drawing, education, arts administration and public programs.