Strawberry Fields Festival, Tocumwal, 2017

Strawberry Fields Festival, Tocumwal, 2017

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Great to be back at Strawberry Fields, fabulous atmosphere, very hot, but so nice to be by the Murray river for swimming.  Made a sculptural lighting installation inspired by the cherry tree blossom festivities in Japan, I’ve made similar installations before for the fabulous Japanese restaurants, Wabi Sabi Garden and Wabi Sabi Salon.  In the restaurants they were rusty-steel tree-like forms with many hanging lanterns of Japanese silk with floral motifs.  At Strawberry Fields, we had to go to painted steel and heavier fabric for longevity.  About 10 meters across, 6m high, 36 lanterns plus footlights, designed to make a chilled sitting, meeting eating space.