Large form Pacific Rim sculpture series
carved macrocarpa pine timber
Tongan, Rarotongan, Fijian, Hawaiian and Aotearoa
Artist: FONO McCARTHY
Titled: Pacific Rim,Fijian, Raratongan,
Medium: Macrocarpa log, suitable for exterior location/placement
Dimensions: 700mm Diameters x 3 meters H
Equipment used: Chainsaw – modern carving tools
Finishing: Raw linseed oil –
Artwork: Freestanding Sculptures
Weighs: 200 -300 KG each
Fono McCarthy (Samoan – Irish decent) is an Australian based Pacific contemporary artist, practising as a multi-disciplinary artist; first migration to Australia in 1998. McCarthy’s’ artworks explores pedigree dialogue and definitions of traditional aesthetics, developing new art forms through modern materials often abstracted and minimalist, often inviting intimate and personal connection through a variety of mediums, including sculptures and paintings. His artworks have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and are held in selected public and private collections throughout the Pacific region, New Zealand, United States, Europe and Australia.
This series of sculpture celebrates our [my] Pacific diaspora experiences; as settlers of an adopted homeland, a reflective of a rich but unique community in which we live. A contemporary creative approach with free standing responsive sculptural artworks, made from a native wood (macrocarpa log).
Its theme was to explore the spiritual, physical, cultural and political dimensions of contemporary Oceania Pacific identity – situated in the present; the medium makes reference between honouring the past and authoring the future of Pacific people’s experiences; a celebration of the diversity of ethnicity, and embracing its indigenous culture and environment