Dion is a multidisciplinary, award winning artist from the Gold Coast Queensland.
His works are often focused around smooth flowing forms and lines. He also enjoys adding a touch of humor throughout a lot of his work.
His character “Lil Dusty features in a lot of his works in a large variety of mediums, including, but not limited to sculpture.
2021 marks his tenth year exhibiting at Swell Sculpture festival.
Dion’s works have been exhibited at festivals and exhibitions around Australia and reside in public and private collections across Australia and also abroad.
2021 SWELL ARTWORK – Reflection, Dion Parker
When reflecting upon how he began his career as a sculptor, Dion realised the sunbathing lady by Frank Myles was a big influence. She resides permanently at Currumbin beach, a place dion loves, and she has become part of the landscape.
“Reflection” is Dion’s homage to the work, captured in his own unique style and deliberately placed opposite the lady, mimicking her pose.
“Reflection” encourages the viewer to take a seat between the the two works and take a moment to reflect upon the differences, similarities and what influences them.
SWELL Kids Artist Statement – Reflection, Dion Parker
I chose to make this sculpture and place it here because I have always loved the sunbathing lady sculpture. It is one of the reasons I entered swell for the first time in 2011.
I have made my character lil dusty to be sitting in a similar way to the lady.
I think it is cute to have two sculptures almost reflecting each other.
Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 10-19 September.