parthenopi is an emerging artist that has trained and worked as a florist for the past decade and specialises in creating large sculptural floral installations for events. She relishes in experimenting with bold and clashing colours and injecting a sense of humour into her work. parthenopi has touched on her floristry training to create her SWELL sculpture by utilising floristry wiring techniques and design principles. She has grown up by the sea and been inspired by our beautiful yet resilient Australian native coastal flora and its plight against plastic.
2021 SWELL ARTWORK – Pigface, parthenopi
parthenopi has collected and arranged everyday household rubbish to imitate the Australian native pigface flower that can often be found weaving itself along the sandy coastline in pops of hot pink. She is passionate about eliminating single-use plastics and wanted to bring this to the forefront while still making festival goers smile. At first greeted by these bright and cheery flowers, the audience might then stop and ask themselves; “how much plastic have I used lately and where has it ended up?”
Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 10-19 September.