About Al Phemister
Al works with industrial materials to create organic and natural forms. He imbues a sense of gentleness and movement into works to create a new object to challenge our perceptions. He believes that beauty can be created from whatever we have at hand, as long as we use ingenuity, integrity and artistic endeavour. Al is inspired by the natural environment, his wife and his family. His work reflects his love for them and their home.
Al likes to share his art and skills with others and has established himself as a leading advocate of reusing waste through his waste-to-art workshops. Al uses these workshops to help recognise that while an item has been used, it can have a new life as art. Al is a leading advocate for local and regional artists, supporting and promoting local art shows, festivals and is the curator of a permanent exhibition showcasing regional artists.
The turtle is a sacred figure in some cultures, as it symbolises Mother Earth. The meaning of the turtle symbol signifies good health, fertility and long life. The turtle has great longevity living up to 150 years and represents perseverance and protection.
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Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 8th – 17th September.