/ / Artist Bios 2020

Karl Meyer is an Australian based artist / designer with a track-record in creating and developing artworks and sculptures over the past decade. A fascination with the “evolution of ideas, and how they influence people and the physical environment, led Meyer to study Industrial Design in the early 1990’s.

He has blended his art practice with his proficiency as an industrial designer since 1993 and has a reputation for bringing originality and fascination to his approaches, always encouraging engagement, interaction and a sense of curiosity to the work.

Get to know more about Karl here

2020 SWELL ARTWORK – Life Support, Karl Meyer

The work seeks to express our changing relationship with the natural environment which ultimately sustain all life on earth. The mathematical form of Phi (the golden ratio) progresses vertically and wraps into itself. The crutches (Dali) are representative of the dire need to support of our planet and sustain life on Earth.

SWELL Kids Artist Statement – Life Support, Karl Meyer

‘Life Support’ reflects the creatures of our marine environment; look at the patterning and colours inside and outside. What do you see? There is a hard outside, with a coloured softer inside that needs protecting. What do the supporting sticks mean to you? Perhaps that our environment, including these sea creatures, needs our support and protection.

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 11-20 September.