In this project Norton Fredericks will be creating natural fibre sculptures focusing on the micro and macro details of native Australian flora local to the Gold Coast region.
Norton will utilise microscopy in his work to look at cell structures and pollens of plants to enlarge these to different scales creating sculptural and installation works. These works will be botanically dyed using the plants that they represent.
During this project Norton will invite community members to share their cultural stories and scientific knowledge with him to document alongside the art works, this will help the audience connect with their local flora and learn why our biodiversity needs protecting. He believes when we know more about the environment around us we connect and care for it on a different and deeper level.