A Sydney based Sculptor and Landscape Architect Vivienne started sculpting 20+ years ago and doing less landscape design with the advent of a growing family. Nowadays sculpture is her main creative outlet.
Over the years Vivienne has completed courses in sculpture with renown sculptors such as Tom Bass, Alan Somerville, Marguerite Derricourt, Michael Christie, Barbara Campbell- Allen, Margo Gabsy, Ingrid Morley, Dave Horton and Michael Vaynman. Her design background as a Landscape Architect has added to her experience and interest in public art – an avenue of sculpture which she is currently pursuing. Vivienne is a member of the Sculptors Society and exhibit regularly with the Society as well as working on private commissions.
Vivienne’s sculptural works often result in stylized forms which exhibit clean lines with tactile finishes. The forms tend to organic shapes with minimal detail yet manage to impart meaning and substance within the essence of the work. The works start either as drawings or clay models which can then be translated to either a different media such as bronze, resin, steel, cement fondue, paper pulp or fired ceramic works. Generally, the material used is what best suits the situation. For public art works, I look to durable materials such as stainless steel and bronze.
Many things both tangible and experiential inspire her works. Vivienne likes the challenge of working to a brief -whether it is a brief advocated by a client or a self chosen direction. Vivienne often experiments with different materials and techniques along with the tried and true methods when creating her sculptures.